24 Oct '16, 5pm

Streets are for people first

Streets are for people first

Visiting the City of Hamilton for a conference recently, I was surprised to find myself on the most walkable street in town and faced with this- a construction hoarding blocking the entire sidewalk, with no provision for pedestrians. I went around it, walking in the one northbound lane, to see on the other side… Lloyd Alter/ North James Street looking North/CC BY 2.0 …a sign telling me to use a crosswalk, even though the nearest one was about 200 yards back. Even though there was plenty of room to add a pedestrian walkway because there are still three lanes left open. © National Trust for Canada Even though this is the hottest street in town, the most pedestrianized, the one used in all the marketing photos for the conference and for every other ad promoting Hamilton. This is what happens when you put people in cars first instead of putting people first. In Hamilton they p...

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