Comment 81914

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted October 18, 2012 at 10:59:27

I've always though this myself. If the city can't give up the urban highways, we should at least remember that highways usually don't run live traffic right next to pedestrians and can start rehabilitating them to treat pedestrians and cyclists with respect.

The problem with plans like that that I notice when driving up Cannon is the sheer number of driveways. Seriously, next time you're travelling along Cannon (and not driving, watch the road people) keep an eye on how much of the curb is sloped into the road. Many businesses practically have their entire frontage as driveway (next consider pushing a stroller or wheelchair or other human-powered-vehicle-that-is-vulnerable-to-gravity along that terrain, but I digress). Any nice streetscaping will be completely cut to bits without reconsidering all these driveways, and there you'll start getting friction with local businesses.

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