Hamilton has a legacy of multi-lane, one-way arterial streets dating back to the 1950s. Do you support accelerating the conversion of these streets to two-way? Why or why not?
Responses to the question: "Hamilton has a legacy of multi-lane, one-way arterial streets dating back to the 1950s. Do you support accelerating the conversion of these streets to two-way? Why or why not?"
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|Danko, John-Paul||Yes||Hamilton's one way street network was developed to address the traffic challenges of the day - mainly getting thousands of workers to and from work in Hamilton's north end. These traffic patterns no longer exist and we are way past due converting most streets back to a much more functional two-way configuration. Right now we have a mix of old one way streets, streets that have been converted back to two way, and streets that were designed to be one way but were never actually converted. This is a relatively simple transportation engineering problem that should be addressed without political interference.|
|Wicken, Colleen||No||I am a born and raised Hamiltonian and this City is unique in its approach to one way street systems. I do not support any further conversion. There are few streets left that remain one way and some now only have one lane dedicated to moving vehicles as this conversion continues. Commutes that at one time took under 10 minutes are now taking 20 to 30 minutes, this results in more idling vehicles during peak hours and more emissions / air pollution. The traffic department needs to have a tighter grasp on the synchronization of the traffic lights allowing a better flow.|
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