The Province has shelved a proposal to build a mid-peninsula highway from Niagara Falls or Fort Erie around Hamilton to connect with Hwy 401 or 407 north of Burlington. Do you agree with the Province's decision to put its development on hold?
Responses to the question: "The Province has shelved a proposal to build a mid-peninsula highway from Niagara Falls or Fort Erie around Hamilton to connect with Hwy 401 or 407 north of Burlington. Do you agree with the Province's decision to put its development on hold?"
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|Brown, David||No||Absolutely not! The construction of this highway is critical to the long term prosperity of the City of Hamilton linking our airport and industry to important United States markets with access to the large Greater Toronto Area market. The Queen Elizabeth Way from Hamilton to Niagara is nearing capacity and when there is a serious accident which closes the highway, millions of dollars of goods are prevented from getting to their destination. The mid-peninsula highway would alleviate this congestion and provide a necessary alternative.|
|Storm, Larry||Yes||This is a hindrance to people of south Niagara more than anywhere else (currently). Yes it theoretically eliminates a possible future urban boundary. But I think there is opportunity here. Here we have a chance, for a while anyway to look back into the city for redevelopment of light industrial and residential areas. We can also look at the land south of the current urban boundary and encourage sustainable, local farming. We can be a major metropolitan area that can provide a significant percentage of its food locally! How amazing would that be!|
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