Posted May 10, 2013
At the fifth Hamilton Economic Summit, 8-80 Cities director Gil Penalosa had a very frank message for business leaders and City Council: Take decisive action now, or face the consequences later. Penalosa emphasized the importance of quality of life in attracting skilled people, stating that "the best people will live where they want to live, where they have a good quality of life". Increasingly, young professionals and other talented individuals are looking for well connected communities, communities where they can walk or bike to get to most of the places they need to go on a daily basis, places where car ownership is an option, not a requirement.
Bike Lanes on Cannon street would be a true statement from our City - one that says, loud and clear, that active transportation is a priority for our City. Making Cannon Street work for all road users is fundamentally important to the vitality of the lower city. It fits perfectly with Mr. Penalosa's message to our City: Be decisive and follow a vision to make Hamilton more liveable.
Check out the Spectator article here, and be sure to Sign the Petition urging council to take decisive action!