Saturday, February 27, 2010

pedestrians low priority

An article in the Dundas Star about over-intensification of a retirement community (reneging on a promise of green-space for residents in favour of another 90 unit condo) at Spencer Creek Village (Ogilvie and Hatt Street) shows opposition, and a concern for pedestrian issues not addressed in the Downtown Dundas Transportation Master Plan (DDTMP). The article quotes resident Craig Simpson:
“The intersection of Governors and Ogilvie is already a bottleneck today. New sources of traffic were not considered in the DDTMP,” Simpson said. “No projects of this type, or St. Joseph’s Villa, should be considered until pedestrian safety issues are addressed.”
As we have seen in the DDTMP, pedestrian issues take a back seat to road widening schemes to ensure traffic flows without delays, and people who walk will be put at greater risk due to extra lanes of traffic, and greater distances to traverse.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

fattening up the roadways

Governor's at Ogilvie - due to be widened - the intersection is already the site of recent pedestrian fatalities and injuries.

Governor's Road, looking east from east of Creighton, due to be widened by another lane of traffic...
Governor's Road bridge over Spencer Creek, up for widening in the Downtown Dundas Transportation Master Plan...

Intersection of Osler/Main and Governor's/Dundas due for extra turning lanes, yes, more widening thanks to the DDTMP...

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