Comment 99880

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted April 04, 2014 at 20:58:46 in reply to Comment 99871

You seem to have missed the part where Professor Ashworth describes the city as being "contained within the military fortifications until very late in the 19th century." That's at about 1:30. Or the bit showing how car-dominated it was until the 1970's.

Professor Ashworth's statement is, of course, the same as saying "The city of Hamilton was contained within the Niagara Escarpment until very late in the 19th century."

An excellent example of this is where I live in Durand at the base of the Escarpment. I live in a house built in 1885 in a neighbourhood of 19th century buildings. If we then climb the stairs to the top of the Escarpment we now find ourselves among mid-20th century buildings.

The streets in lower Hamilton were originally designed for car-free transportation.

Before the 1970's, cities in The Netherlands were unpleasant and dangerous due to being car-dominated. Today, the United Nations has recognized The Netherlands as the best place in the world to raise a child.. They changed. We can too.

Comment edited by KevinLove on 2014-04-04 21:00:54

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