Comment 52537

By SpaceMonkey (registered) | Posted December 02, 2010 at 14:16:18

Nobrainer, Most cities have one way streets. Especially the ones with successful LRT systems. Take the time to have a look at:

Calgary's road system (7ave is one of their LRT lines) http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&sourc...

Portland's http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&sourc...

Baltimore http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=baltimore+m...

Monterrey Mexico (one of the highest ridership LRT systems in the world) http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=monterrey+m...

Boston http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=boston+ma+m...

Los Angeles http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=los+angeles...

San Diego http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=san+diego+m...

Amsterdam (everyone can agree it's great to walk and cycle there) http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=Amsterdam+m...

San Francisco http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=san+francis...

New York (holy one ways) http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=new+york+ma...

Paris http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=Paris+map&a...

Rome http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=rome+map&am...

I suppose I could go on, but that should get the ball rolling. I think the above illustrates that one way streets don't choke or strangle a downtown. In fact, I think the above links shows pretty clearly that an extreme number of one way streets are one of the things which almost all great cities share. Most of the cities above actually have a much higher proportion of one way streets than Hamilton.

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