Transportation

QEW-Style Carnage on City Streets

By Jason Leach
Published November 08, 2006

I just spoke with a co-worker here who was nailed on Main St on Monday. Her car is mashed up and she's lucky to not be more seriously hurt.

When she was driving down Main, a guy tried to turn right from the second lane by swerving right in front of her (she was in the curb lane). Again, there's no such thing as small fender benders in downtown Hamilton: it's QEW-style carnage right on the doorstep of schools, homes, businesses, kids on bikes, pedestrians and - not surprisingly ­ dead and empty retail buildings.

Will Hamilton city council continue to allow this destruction and death to continue on our streets or will someone please show some leadership and allow our city to function like a proper city, not a maze of LA-style highways?

Jason Leach was born and raised in the Hammer and currently lives downtown with his wife and children. You can follow him on twitter.

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By Frank (registered) | Posted November 12, 2006 at 00:42:37

Once again, it's not the road's that are the problem as much as the idiots that are driving the roads. No matter what happens people are going to find ways to do stupid things on the roads no matter what they're built like. Perhaps a change of attitude is in order? Oh and here's at tip a lot of drivers could use... You know that stick on the left hand side of your steering wheel? It does more than turn ur headlights on it actually is a signal light and you can use it to let people know which way you're planning on going!!! Neat eh?

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