I'm in awe.
I'm walking around Portland, riding free light rail transit and streetcar lines around downtown; and crossing the river into residential neighbourhoods filled with their own commercial strips, all facing the street like Locke South - only larger and better.
I stood on one of the bridges leaving downtown yesterday during rush hour and lost count of the cyclists after a hundred. Probably a couple hundred came by in 20 to 25 minutes.
New LRT lines are being constructed all across the east side and new streetcar lines are almost open downtown and on the eastside.
It's remarkable. Loads of people downtown, and the sidewalks are always wider than the road. There are stoplights every 50 feet with no timed lights. Trees, trees, trees. Constant litter clean-up.
The young people with me can't believe the cleanliness compared to home.Hamilton has a lo-o-o-o-ong way to go if we're ever going to see this sort of scene at home.
When I return to Hamilton, I'll have to remember to:
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