Comment 25939

By Frank (registered) | Posted July 15, 2008 at 09:51:51

For those who live downtown and walk around with eyes shut, one way street conversion was most definitely the catalyst for the revitalizing of James and John as well as Locke. You'd have to be dumb as a stump not to realize that. Investors don't invest when there's no guaranteed return on investments. Get real!

Terry Whitehead standing up for his convictions? Ha, that's a joke! How about Terry Whitehead not giving a rat's behind about a creating liveable downtown core while knowing that it's the right thing to do. As I've said before "Fix the heart and the rest will follow". I don't live anywhere near downtown now, but I did for 2 years before and I still would love to see the streets changing to two way. Why? Have you driven down James Street lately? Previously, you'd be lucky if you noticed any of the architecture, cool shops or saw a pedestrian as you blasted past in a mad dash to the escarpment or work. Now, as you drive it's a much more pleasant experience. Even if you're not stopping to do any shopping it's a much more pleasant experience. I love it as does anyone with a vision and desire to see this city grow.

As for the Mayor not doing anything...I'm sure he's not up to snuff in some areas but he has proposed some ideas that are very radical and even if they don't come to fruitiion, it's at least nice to have someone who looks FORWARD rather than someone who's interested in helping out his cronies!

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