Comment 120281

By JasonL (registered) | Posted October 15, 2016 at 09:11:14 in reply to Comment 120279

I've long wondered why Hamilton is far behind other cities with urban green treatments. The entire Concession corridor was rebuilt with blank concrete along the sidewalks instead of trees.

Herkimer/Locke should be like this. Trees, with NO curb preventing rainwater from running into the garden bed like we still do here for some reason. All over the city we've built street garden planters with curbs keeping the water out, and directing the water into the storm drain system. Then we need to install sprinklers into the flower gardens and spend money watering flowers instead of allowing the rain water to do it.

http://www.phoenixura.com/wp-content/upl...

More on proper urban street treatments:

https://raisethehammer.org/blog/2559/goo...

Noticed this pic on twitter yesterday from Portland. Years of prioritizing urban street trees creates streets that look like this: https://twitter.com/BikePortland/status/...

Meanwhile in Hamilton's urban core.....

https://raisethehammer.org/static/images...

Comment edited by JasonL on 2016-10-15 09:12:29

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