Comment 105264

By John Neary (registered) | Posted October 08, 2014 at 16:14:10 in reply to Comment 105258

James North vs. Main is an unfair comparison, because they serve totally different purposes. A better comparison would be current state of Herkimer west of Queen (slow traffic, frequent signaled crossings) vs. proposed design of Herkimer east of Queen (fast traffic, fewer crossings, plus poorly designed bike lane.)

I'd take the first, no questions asked, but it's not my neighbourhood.

And I'm certainly not arguing that there's no place for bike lanes, merely that they're often an expedient way to prop up a lousy street design when the better solution is to fix the whole street. Pedestrians (and anyone who needs to travel west) will still have a tough time on Herkimer.

As for the street parking issue, if I lived in Durand I'd be lobbying for a parking benefit district. I used to be one of the the jerks who parked for free on Markland and walked to St. Joe's. I don't understand why there isn't a price on parking on all those streets, with part of the revenue going back to the neighbourhood.

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