Comment 53290

By SpaceMonkey (registered) | Posted December 19, 2010 at 10:26:43

Portland is a great example of a city that is dominated by One Way streets. In fact, in the entire downtown core, I think there are only about 6 streets that are not one way. Every single one of the main streets, with one exception, are One Way.

To say that Portland has a successful LRT system and then say that LRT "needs" two way streets is a logical fallacy. Portland proves that you do not need two way streets for LRT. Here is a streetview of Portland . Aside from the guy on the bike, look familiar? I suppose this also supports my earlier post that steps can be taken (eg bike lanes) to make One Way streets better for everyone, not just drivers.

One of the major differences between Hamilton and Portland that I haven't seen mentioned here is that it has two major highways running right through it. You can be anywhere downtown and be within about 600 meters of a major highway like the QEW. Without that highway access, unfortunately for us, our streets (rather than highways) are required to carry fairly high volumes of traffic.

Comment edited by SpaceMonkey on 2010-12-19 09:31:23

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