Comment 37404

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted January 25, 2010 at 21:21:04

I'm not really sure about the Bike Share thing for Hamilton. Don't get me wrong - I do my commuting and many of my errands on my bike, and I fell in love with Montreal's Bixi network this past Summer. But I worry that Hamilton has neither the urban density to support the system nor the street traffic to discourage theft and vandalism.

I love me some civic projects which make the city a better place - but I hate me some expensive pie-in-the-sky dreams which leave us with more semi-derelict crap.

But I'm open to persuasion. Who would use the bikes? What would be the obvious one-way and round-trip destinations?

I suppose that I could see local West-end traffic using terminals at McMaster, the West Village Condos, Westdale and downtown Dundas. Especially if the lend themselves to holding shopping bags - which would, of course, necessitate terminals near the major grocery stores.

But downtown? Convince me ...

Comment edited by moylek on 2010-01-25 20:21:50

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