CBC Hamilton has a piece about a lane closed "indefinitely" on the Claremont Access due to erosion of the escarpment retaining wall.
[Ward 7 Councillor Scott] Duvall said his office has received some complaints from both cyclists and motorists about the reduced lanes.
If it's true that there have been complaints from drivers about this lane closure, there is no greater evidence of the entitlement that drivers feel in Hamilton.
Why on earth would anyone think to actually call and complain about a lane closure that has had zero impact on traffic? Traffic used to go 100 km/h and still does.
It suggests that drivers feel entitled to all of these excess lanes that exist throughout the city.
This probably explains why there is so much resistance to calming and taming our over-capacity lower city streets - even though most of them carry less traffic than their two-way counterparts on the Mountain and in Ancaster.
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