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By Jacksie (anonymous) | Posted August 08, 2009 at 20:47:16

I really enjoyed this - thank you for posting it. I do not own a car and my bike is my main mode of transportation. I recently moved to Hamilton after living in Toronto for over 20 years, and I find Hamilton much more bike-friendly than Toronto. Having said that, Hamilton still has a long way to go. As others have noted in this and other posts on this site, Hamilton has the potential to be a cycling paradise. While I frequently take King and Main to get across the city, I always feel like I am riding my bike on the 401 or the autobahn. It would be so much nicer, so much safer, and so much more conducive to cycling if these two main arteries were converted to two way streets, with proper bike lanes and a lower speed limit that was enforced. Is it not true that, if you build it they will come?

Several of my friends in Hamilton have bikes, and when we go out for a bike ride they load their bikes onto a bike rack attached to their gas guzzling autos and meet me at the bike trail. They are afraid to ride their bikes on roads with cars.

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