Comment 92426

By mikeonthemountain (registered) | Posted September 21, 2013 at 12:18:15 in reply to Comment 92413

You've never been to Toronto? They have these roads called the DVP and the Gardiner that take you through downtown as well as to it.

Lived in downtown TO, still visit often. DVP/Gardiner/427/ would be analogous to Burlington Street/QEW/RHVP. Those are what you would take if you were going through the city. They are not roads. They are highways, special and restricted for that purpose. Also note how a point is made of shielding core environments from them - Gardiner is raised, DVP is behind soundwalls, they are frequently routed through industrial areas, etc. It is illogical to try to even make a veiled comparison between those and Hamilton's King/Main/Cannon streets.

Try to go through Toronto on Bloor/Danforth, King, Queen, Front Streets, you better not be in a hurry, it's going to be a slow ride. Those streets are urban core, they have shopping and destinations and residences and people. Those are roads, where many user types mix, not highways.

That is the point that is being made. To have city streets functioning as such, not functioning as the DVP and Gardiner.

Comment edited by mikeonthemountain on 2013-09-21 12:24:00

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