Where should th­ese trucks go?

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Truck safety in Hamilton

I feel the need to ques­tion Coun. Matthew Green’s “fe­ro­cious ap­petite to change the truck cul­ture” around Hamilton Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal. Where does he sug­gest the trucks that need to ac­cess east Hamilton in­dus­try go? Th­ese are des­ig­nated and nec­es­sary truck routes and, con­trary to the scare mon­gers, I am not aware of a rash of in­ci­dents and col­li­sions in­volv­ing trucks in this area any more than any other area of Hamilton.

And the idea that com­mer­cial trucks are us­ing th­ese “four- and five-lane high­ways” (Re­ally? Ex­actly what roads are you re­fer­ring to, Mr. Green?) as “short­cuts” from the QEW to the 403 is sim­ply lu­di­crous; there is not a truck driver in the prov­ince that would will­ingly weave their way through down­town Hamilton roads and traf­fic and call it a short­cut. I can, with ab­so­lute con­fi­dence, tell you that the trucks us­ing th­ese routes have busi­ness in the area and no other op­tions. Mark Reindl, Burling­ton

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