Streetfilms Documentary on One-Way v. Two-Way Streets

By Ryan McGreal
Published May 28, 2010

It may be somewhat reassuring to learn that Hamilton is not the only city still struggling with antediluvian ideas about the role of streets in fostering community.

The mighty Streetfilms has produced an excellent documentary on a secretive US Department of Transportation (DOT) plan to convert two Park Slope, Brooklin avenues from two-way mixed-use streets into one-way traffic corridors.

(Hat-tip to RTH reader Hammerhead for sharing a link to the video.)

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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By J Morse (anonymous) | Posted May 28, 2010 at 19:32:27

Wow, great site that Streetfilms. Quite a resource for well documented examples of what can be done right, and wrong.

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By JM (registered) | Posted May 29, 2010 at 10:49:55

this is great... thanks for posting!!! it would be nice if this could "speed things up" here in hamilton for more two way conversions!


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