Comment 107310

By jason (registered) | Posted December 22, 2014 at 10:19:47

Great letter. Well said.
I posted this comment the other day in another transit article and it fits here as well:

A great read once again for those who read it back in early 2013, or those who have never read it:

Our Rapid Ready report. Amazing to see we have sitting councillors opposed to virtually everything in this report:

transit lanes transit signals complete streets safe cycling network multi-modal transpo options proper urban development Great strong language used at times as well to warn the city about what will happen if we continue to grow our population, but not make other modes of transport attractive, safe and convenient. Yet, we have heard from councillors already this term who only want driving to be the convenient, safe, attractive way to get around Hamilton. So wish we had term limits.

Also, a great stat in this report: Hamiltonians spend $680 million per year on gas for their cars. Council has zero vision to see the massive economic potential if even 1/6th of that total was able to be redirected elsewhere into the economy.

It's a shame that there aren't basic requirements for a so-called public service job, such as understanding and cooperating with the city's own planning documents and goals.

Some on council have tried to use the contents of Rapid Ready as their defence for wanting to do nothing but build more sprawl and highways. As you can see, folks who actually read it, will take away a completely different message.

EDIT: Just opened twitter and saw this:

Comment edited by jason on 2014-12-22 10:27:51

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