We need to re­duce traf­fic

RE: I am not shop­ping down­town any­more (Let­ter Nov. 22)

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

Mr Am­bridge. Your “In­cre­men­tal suf­fo­ca­tion” let­ter in re­sponse to the Nov. 22 Spec­ta­tor story in­di­cates that the changes be­ing made to the road net­work in the city are hav­ing their in­tended ef­fects. To get peo­ple to mod­ify their vo­ra­cious driving habits they have to first ex­pe­ri­ence a lit­tle pain. The very “prob­lems” you voice will help nudge some peo­ple into, cy­cling, walk­ing or tak­ing tran­sit or taxis.

Gotta start some­where — just what the doc­tor or­dered. There are thou­sands of WON­DER­FUL cities in Europe, Italy for ex­am­ple, that al­low NO pas­sen­ger vehicles in the cen­tres of their cities, in some cases at all, in oth­ers, just dur­ing business hours. Wow — clean streets, clean air, quiet, safe, fun and busy and pros­per­ous. The des­ti­na­tion be­comes the fo­cal point, not so much, the jour­ney. Robert Pin­der, Dun­das

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