Comment 13367

By highwater (registered) | Posted October 24, 2007 at 17:07:17

How many jobs were created in that one business park, Frank? Enough to cover the tens of millions spent on the Expressway, as well as the unknown future health and social costs?

And I certainly hope you are not comparing the the environmental footprint of the Linc with that of the RHCE. The Linc was built on land already within the urban boundary. In addition to the blasting of the Escarpment, this is what the RHCE cuts through according to the FRHV website: "The Red Hill Valley is the centrepiece of 700 hectares of linked publicly-owned parkland in the industrial east end of Hamilton. The 7-kilometre long valley encompasses part of the Niagara Escarpment and provides the only remaining natural corridor between the Escarpment and Lake Ontario. It is also the only large natural area in the east end of Hamilton-Wentworth. Red Hill Creek is the last of 14 streams that once flowed through Hamilton and is the second largest stream flowing into Burlington Bay / Hamilton Harbour." Like so many others, I do not believe it was worth sacrificing something so special for one business park, hwy 20 traffic relief, and shaving 15 minutes off a Toronto commute for Stoney Creek Mountain residents.

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