Originally Posted by Keith P.
No, she is dead wrong, as usual. This should have been done 30 years ago.
Well, it's a 30 year old way of thinking, that's for sure. If we had done this 30 years ago, traffic patterns and flow would likely have adjusted by now and we'd be in the same situation anyway. I'm usually out balls to the wall in support of development in Halifax, but this is little more than a BS band-aid solution to a problem that more roads will never fix.
This is a very insignificant project in the grand scheme of things, no doubt, but my problem with it is that it embodies everything that is fundamentally flawed about transportation planning in this city. The car is king, no exceptions.
I still don't see the intrinsic benefit of having this done either. So Joe Blow may save 3 minutes off of his commute and the "choke point" (full of vehicles with only one person in each of them) gets deferred to a few blocks up the road? Sorry, not good enough. HRM wants to densify the peninsula and here it is providing extra reason to live in the Burb's. I just see a waste of a good chuck of taxpayer's change for little to no benefit.