Comment 37397

By jason (registered) | Posted January 25, 2010 at 18:06:57

Ryan, the site isn't letting me edit comments today. Everytime I try to make an edit it tells me that I can only do it within 15 minutes of posting. Right now it's been 7 minutes since I posted.....actually, I just noticed that the RTH time is an hour behind. That would be the problem.

anyhow, I was going to say that I love the idea of a Hamilton Cyclovia. I'm impressed with the website as well. I'm used to seeing stuff like this in more progressive cities like Portland and NY. Its great to see Hamilton trying to catch up finally. Maybe we'll turn this darn town around after all!

http://www.smartcommute.ca/hamilton/open...

King makes sense from Wellington to James, but Main and Ferguson don't meet the criteria laid out on the Cyclovia site - "to spend a few hours shopping in some of the shops along the street for a few hours on a Sunday". Main and Ferguson don't have shops. James from Gore to the waterfront is the clear choice. C'mon Hamilton. If you're going to do it, do it right! Let's not always settle for the sissy, half-baked version of something that has been so successful in other cities. The world won't end if we close James for a few hours on a Sunday afternoon.

I'll never forget waking up in Bogota and opening my hotel curtains to a sight of thousands of people walking, cycling and rollerblading down the street. It was awesome. These events have become huge successes in Bogota, NY and Portland BECAUSE they are on main downtown streets filled with cafes and shops, not residential side streets with no traffic, stores or cafes.

Be bold Hamilton! Let's have a cyclovia and show off all that King and James have to offer along with the beautiful west harbour at the north end of James. It's perfectly set up for us. We just need to do the right thing!

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