Comment 32760

By arienc (registered) | Posted August 12, 2009 at 10:43:15

How many people would use these bike lanes?

Answer...more than the number of people that currently use those roads without bike lanes.

More bikes on the road means fewer cars, less traffic congestion, less wear and tear on pavement, less pollution and lower health care costs.

Hamilton (and the rest of the GTA) will not realize economic growth based on the status quo. Continued growth requires:

A) spending billions on knocking down neighbourhoods and building new roads to handle increased traffic, or

B) using existing space better, by shifting the mix to active modes like cycling and walking and public transport.

Since I see camp A as a needless waste of tax dollars and intrusion on the quality of life, B is the only choice that makes any economic or logical sense at all.

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