By Jason Leach
Published April 23, 2010
Let's call it a future, folks. Were done.
The single biggest issue affecting safety, quality of life and ability to add street-front retail in downtown Hamilton is facing us and city hall is about to complete the bold-faced lie we all saw coming when they tried to gain urban support for Red Hill by stating that it would allow for trucks to be removed from downtown streets.
Instead? Nearly all the downtown streets currently blighted with speeding transports will get the green light to continue bypassing our billion-dollar freeway network and use my front door instead.
We might be the first city in the world whose main priority for downtown is that it be a shortcut to somewhere else.
Good luck with that market district on York.
Good luck with any ounce of 21st century city-building with this complete and utter lack of vision and planning yet again.
Welcome to your future Hamilton. Your official representatives are about to pound one more nail into our collective coffin.
Everything rises and falls on leadership, eh? Does that include sinking like a stone? Sadly, we're in the process of finding out.
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