Here’s an­other wa­ter­fall worry

RE: Wa­ter­fall safety

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

Here is an­other wa­ter­fall con­cern. It’s nice to be pop­u­lar but there is bad plan­ning in some cases. The up and down bound Wil­son Street has bike lanes. There is a small park­ing lot at Tif­fany Falls that was just ren­o­vated re­cently. There are Bruce Trail pedes­trian cross­ings near the Tif­fany Falls. So, we have; ve­hi­cles, buses, cy­clists, walk­ers, hik­ers, deer, rac­coons, etc. who use that stretch of road. How­ever a lot of the time, the right side of the road lead­ing up to the ac­tual Tif­fany Falls park­ing lot and go­ing fur­ther down the hill is full of ve­hi­cles parked in the bike lane.

I am al­ways ex­tra cau­tious on that stretch of road once you cross Mont­gomery com­ing down the hill, as I do not want to hit any an­i­mals but now there are so many ex­tra chal­lenges.

There are oc­ca­sions when I rarely get any­where near the posted 70 km limit as I am too busy watch­ing for all the ex­tra chal­lenges which are turn­ing into an ob­sta­cle course on some days. I do try to be aware of the other drivers be­hind me of course for it makes no sense to cause an ac­ci­dent by my be­ing over­cau­tious.

I am from the area but do not re­mem­ber that Tif­fany Falls park­ing lot ever be­ing that busy ex­cept in the last few years. I have emailed my coun­cil­lor to see what could be done. S. J. Creer, Hamilton

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