Comment 92595

By AnjoMan (registered) | Posted September 25, 2013 at 12:13:02 in reply to Comment 92587

Why do you have to be so anti-business? This truck was probably doing local deliveries.

I totally agree, what if this guy was driving a moving truck for someone moving into one of these residential neighborhoods. To me its not really prudent to 'not all trucks', but it does make sense to design streets in a way that truck drivers would prefer to avoid them as through-routes (e.g. Cannon street vs Cannon Street). Maybe at 70km/hr a transport truck is substantially more dangerous than a car, but at 30km/hr things are different. Even trucks are not 'inherently dangerous'.

Cyclists should pay their fair share of the roads. I pay driver license fees - $75 a year. That covers all my road costs! And another thing, there's nowhere to park!

Cyclists already pay taxes, which fund the majority of infrastructure expenditure as well as policing on municipal, provincial AND federal levels - most of that spending goes to making sure that roads are adequately built out, maintained and policed for car and truck traffic, which requires several orders of magnitude more investment and development than it would to just build roadways that were adequate for cyclists. So despite the fact that we cyclists don't pay license fees, we actually contribute way more to roads than we get out when compared to drivers.

Honestly, in Hamilton the city spends tons of money on roads, money which is sourced from the taxes of both drivers and cyclists, and yet what do cyclists get out of it? An incomplete network of dangerous, deteriorated throughfares on which they have to mingle dangerously with inconsiderate speeding motorists, some of whom honk at them and yell at them to 'get off the road' (though it is actually illegal to cycle on the sidewalk). So lets talk about what is fair, shall we?

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