Pave the way with answers

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

I have reviewed the article in the Flamborough Review by Councillor McCarthy (Oct. 28, 2005) and the subsequent letter to the editor by Nichola Seferiades (Nov. 4, 2005) and was astonished that the Waterdown Bypass has once again surfaced with issues that had previously been rectified.

After doing some internet research, and seeing the City of Hamilton's 'new' proposed plan, I know I speak for many of the residents of Waterdown, particularly on Parkside Drive at the Boulding intersection and west, when I say the we have suffered a major setback.

What happened to the proposed route from 1999 that made the transportation plan a 'true' bypass by moving the entire east/west route north of Parkside Drive? At the time, this was the E/W5 "Modified" route, which as I understand was generally accepted by most council members.

All the hard work and planning that took place back then now appears to have been for naught! Furthermore, a new cul-de-sac at the end of Parkside, which eliminates access from Hwy. 6, doesn't make sense either. Access to this industrially planned section of town should not be eliminated as this will be detrimental to the present and future business owners.

The announcement for the current proposed route leaves us surprised residents with many questions unanswered.

What were the reasons that the new city planners have abandoned the widely accepted E/W5 "Modified" route for this new disjointed, poorly planned network?

Was the proposed Environmental Assessment for the northwest corner of the modified route ever completed as planned, and what were these results?

A clear answer has not been provided for any of these issues.

I am urging city council to take these points into consideration, do the right thing, complete the Environmental Assessment, and move the preferred route back to the favourable E/W5 "Modified" proposal.

Jason Fudge, P.Eng.

Waterdown

Pave the way with answers

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

I have reviewed the article in the Flamborough Review by Councillor McCarthy (Oct. 28, 2005) and the subsequent letter to the editor by Nichola Seferiades (Nov. 4, 2005) and was astonished that the Waterdown Bypass has once again surfaced with issues that had previously been rectified.

After doing some internet research, and seeing the City of Hamilton's 'new' proposed plan, I know I speak for many of the residents of Waterdown, particularly on Parkside Drive at the Boulding intersection and west, when I say the we have suffered a major setback.

What happened to the proposed route from 1999 that made the transportation plan a 'true' bypass by moving the entire east/west route north of Parkside Drive? At the time, this was the E/W5 "Modified" route, which as I understand was generally accepted by most council members.

All the hard work and planning that took place back then now appears to have been for naught! Furthermore, a new cul-de-sac at the end of Parkside, which eliminates access from Hwy. 6, doesn't make sense either. Access to this industrially planned section of town should not be eliminated as this will be detrimental to the present and future business owners.

The announcement for the current proposed route leaves us surprised residents with many questions unanswered.

What were the reasons that the new city planners have abandoned the widely accepted E/W5 "Modified" route for this new disjointed, poorly planned network?

Was the proposed Environmental Assessment for the northwest corner of the modified route ever completed as planned, and what were these results?

A clear answer has not been provided for any of these issues.

I am urging city council to take these points into consideration, do the right thing, complete the Environmental Assessment, and move the preferred route back to the favourable E/W5 "Modified" proposal.

Jason Fudge, P.Eng.

Waterdown

Pave the way with answers

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

I have reviewed the article in the Flamborough Review by Councillor McCarthy (Oct. 28, 2005) and the subsequent letter to the editor by Nichola Seferiades (Nov. 4, 2005) and was astonished that the Waterdown Bypass has once again surfaced with issues that had previously been rectified.

After doing some internet research, and seeing the City of Hamilton's 'new' proposed plan, I know I speak for many of the residents of Waterdown, particularly on Parkside Drive at the Boulding intersection and west, when I say the we have suffered a major setback.

What happened to the proposed route from 1999 that made the transportation plan a 'true' bypass by moving the entire east/west route north of Parkside Drive? At the time, this was the E/W5 "Modified" route, which as I understand was generally accepted by most council members.

All the hard work and planning that took place back then now appears to have been for naught! Furthermore, a new cul-de-sac at the end of Parkside, which eliminates access from Hwy. 6, doesn't make sense either. Access to this industrially planned section of town should not be eliminated as this will be detrimental to the present and future business owners.

The announcement for the current proposed route leaves us surprised residents with many questions unanswered.

What were the reasons that the new city planners have abandoned the widely accepted E/W5 "Modified" route for this new disjointed, poorly planned network?

Was the proposed Environmental Assessment for the northwest corner of the modified route ever completed as planned, and what were these results?

A clear answer has not been provided for any of these issues.

I am urging city council to take these points into consideration, do the right thing, complete the Environmental Assessment, and move the preferred route back to the favourable E/W5 "Modified" proposal.

Jason Fudge, P.Eng.

Waterdown