Comment 113201

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted July 30, 2015 at 16:26:28 in reply to Comment 113183

The same thing was said in pretty well every Dutch city before their downtown went car-free.

The sky didn't fall. Indeed, as soon as people successfully got rid of the cars, suddenly the city became a much nicer place for people, particularly children. Here is a video of children fighting against car traffic in the De Pijp residential neighbourhood of Amsterdam in 1972.

We can see all the same problems in the video that plague Hamilton today. But De Pijp got better. The people eliminated the rat-runs, made many streets car-free and the rest with 30 km/hr speed limits enforced by the infrastructure.

Hamilton can do exactly the same things. In De Pijp, they changed. We can too.

Comment edited by KevinLove on 2015-07-30 16:29:57

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