It seems another round of debate is starting up over whether Mount Albion Road should be closed once the Red Hill Expressway opens.
I wouldn't expect the city's plan to change now at the 11th hour, especially since there was much public consultation over this idea several years ago and the majority of local residents would like to see it closed.
Personally, I could support the idea of having the road closed to all vehicles except for buses, or the city may want to begin exploring new bus routes that can use the Expressway.
Limeridge Road was closed upon opening of the Linc and it was a very busy, major road in its time. Local residents now love the quiet by having it as a local street.
Closing Mt Albion only makes sense with a massive new freeway being built right next to it.
I know some folks would rather see more roads and less buses, bikes or pedestrians in Hamilton, but this is a small closure that will make life easier and safer for its users while providing a much needed link-up to the Albion falls area and Mountain Brow path system.
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