Comment 108088

By Been there done that (anonymous) | Posted January 20, 2015 at 20:14:21

My grandparents lived across from the Sherman Cut from the '50s to 1986. My cousins, siblings and I would walk to their house, crossing the cut every time we went, probably from the time I was 6 or 7 years old. We would run to their front porch every time we heard the bells go signalling the lowering or raising of the arms directing the flow of traffic. Playing on the greenspace on either side of the access would keep us occupied for hours out in the sunshine.

I have driven up and down the access without issue ever since I first got my license, having observed the rules for many years as a pedestrian and a passenger in my parents' car. I think the Sherman Cut is probably the most efficient access, helping drivers traverse the escarpment and avoiding heavy downtown traffic. I understand people are hesitant about using the access, but it's a great traffic tool. And I have fond memories of playing on the park space beside it as a child.

It is a Hamilton icon - don't be afraid of it, celebrate it :)

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