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Old Posted Jul 22, 2011, 2:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Prometheus View Post
And that's a good thing?
I think for the most part it is. If a few businesses go bust because of a slight disruption to the streetscape that is really not a big deal. New businesses will take their place who can adapt to the new reality of downtown. Losing a couple of low margin small businesses is not a major issue, they probably shouldnt have been located DT anyway if their margins were so thin they could be shuttered by a couple of bikelanes.

If DT starts to have economic impacts to a greater extent that effect larger businesses who need downtown and who downtown needs then I will start to have some concerns but I dont think that has even come close to happening, and I dont forsee a few bikelanes having that marked of an impact. Its possible they will even have a positive impact on employers who are attracted by the ease of getting into the city by alternate means.
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