garage monster said:When they came to us at the Cycling Committee with this idea, like Walter is quoted as saying, we generally thought it was a good idea but we needed A LOT more information. Generally, unless this thing is 100% revenue neutral, I'd rather see the money go into infrastructure which is currently WAY underfunded per the Master Plan. :madman:
Plus with Hamilton's topography, how do you keep all the bikes from just sitting in a big pile at the bottom of the Mountain? :skep:
saturnine said:"...the only way to fix it is to flush it all away"
lol, it's usually the opposite for us. If someone looks like they understand the concept of where Hamilton is, we throw in "Well, Dundas actually..."smithsb1111 said:I still tell people I am from Dundas and not Hamilton though.. Hamilton is dirty .
i don't think there's any revolutionary idea there. the people who live here would tend to know better than those who do not, no? people think toronto is great, too, until they live and drive there. no one wants to acknowledge the fact that hamilton is nothing more than a supplementary to toronto, burlington, niagara falls et al. nobody comes here, they come through here to get somewhere else. listen, hamilton's location is arguably among the finest city locations in this country. however, location does not a city make. it's the access to all the stuff outside of this city that makes this city so attractive. we are just a turnstile to the best that southern ontario has to offer. in one side, out the other,smithsb1111 said:people who live in Hamilton have a lower perception of Hamilton then people who aren't from Hamilton
Speaking of lazy, no good, incompetent municipal staff, Hamilton put forth a very comprehensive and innovative bike lane initiative about 10 years ago that got quashed by council after implementation because too many vehicle lanes were lost. A lot of transportation and public works staff are cyclists and are trying their best to speed up the cycling agenda, but there isn't a lot of political buy in for it.saturnine said:i
... and then something about cycling.