Comment 46217

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted August 24, 2010 at 23:36:17

I spend enough time commuting through K-W to know that this is sorely needed. The town's traffic makes even the worst of Hamilton's snarls seem like a long and endearing hug. I've biked there, bused there, and even hitchhiked it once on a warm winter's day (guess which options beat the bus, time wise?).

In such a situation, every car you take off the road makes the situation a little better. Roads which surpass their capacity turn into parking lots as soon as someone hits the brakes. You can tell anyone on the 401 who makes the trip regularly because they triple their following distance right before they hit the edge of town. Between accidents, arseholes and construction the whole thing slows to a crawl on a regular basis, and people compensate with some very bad driving habits.

K-W is one of the most beautiful cities I've seen in North America. It's a living, breathing example of the viability of things like historic, walkable, mixed-use neighbourhoods. This is amazing news.

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