Statement by David Couture
Cannon Street is ripe for development! Calming traffic, preferably with two-way traffic flow + bike lanes, wider sidewalks in spots, better street lighting, street furniture, public art and all elements included in creating a complete street will help (just look at James & John Streets)!
The Cannon Knitting Mills is a prime example of one of many potential sites for rebirth along this stretch which is a perfect connector from Downtown Hamilton to our PamAm District (which includes a High School whose students living closer to downtown can use Cannon St as their main cycling thoroughfare to/from school).
We need to have this done before 2015 so that vehicular traffic can readjust, and all elements are in place for a seamless PanAm experiecne for visitors and Hamiltonians alike!