Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Latest 2012 DFC Award Nominee
"Good try Skippy.....
Lived in Hamilton before the 1956 one way conversion.....YoungH..All residents of the city matter, that's the point. Motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and scooter drivers from anywhere in the city have equal access to the core and have a voice in how the city operates. The people who want two way streets are mostly residents or business owners from the area. This would be OK if it was a small community or small area of the city that a majority of the population didn't travel to or through but to try to dictate traffic flow in a major downtown for self entitled reasons that don't benefit but the small group pushing the city. The conversion of James and John South cost taxpayers millions and I would welcome anyone with proof on how this benefited the city. "
Commenter 'DifferentWorld' on my Spec op-ed 'One-way, two-way: little known facts'.
You know, I wrote that piece as a reaction to the intractable, dogma-entrenched view of Those Who Want To See This Grievous Wrong Righted'. To go back once again to Daniel Patrick Moynihan, "You're entitled to your own opinion, but you're not entitled to your own facts.'
We are so entrenched in this absence of vision in Hamilton, so clenched, so constipated...
...so fearful of change, even if we're not even sure what the change will bring, no matter what our greatest dreads are...
...that we can't even see straight.
This is why I believe in town halls.
M Adrian Brassington