Hamilton Spectator

Re.: Cut speed limits on Locke, James, Ottawa: Mac study (June 13)

 I am curious if our city’s mayor and councillors will read the McMaster Institute for Transportation Logistics study“Shaping Hamilton with Complete Streets”.

The short version as demonstrated by the Spectator’s article is quite an eye opener: “Car traffic is the most important mode of transportation, and it is two to three times more important than public transit.” The story continues with stating: “In practice, the worst fears with regard to traffic congestion rarely materialize.”

What profound statements are these!

In view of them why is there a need and hurry to force people out of their vehicles and onto the LRT which most of us do not want or will use?

 Dez Miklós, Hamilton