A road, by any other name...

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

As one of 24-30 residents who have homes adjacent to Parkside Drive between Grindstone Creek and Robson Road, in which the Preferred East West Bypass road is now proposed to run between our homes, I am dismayed with Ms. McCarthy's comments in her Fall Newsletter and a recent edition of the Flamborough Review.

It seems that Ms. McCarthy is willing to accept a flawed East-West bypass that ignores our neighbourhood's well-known and documented concerns that were brought forward to the former town of Flamborough during the late 90's.

The winners of this roadway appear to be the Parkside residents west of Grindstone Creek and the losers are the residents on the east side of Grindstone Creek.

There are approximately 12 homes with frontages on Parkside Drive and 12 homes that back onto Parkside Drive that will have a proposed four-lane, high-traffic roadway running through them.

Do the city and Ms. McCarthy recall that a due process occurred in the late 90s in which the former Town of Flamborough requested and obtain a route which ran north, not only of Parkside Drive and west of Grindstone Creek, but also ran north and parallel to Parkside Drive to the east of Grindstone Creek ?

That route was designed by Stantec Consulting and was better known as EW5 -MODIFIED. This route would spare our homes and country-like neighbourhood and would be consistent with what would be maintained for the rest of Parkside Drive to the west of us.

The residents of our neighbourhood rejected the original EW5 route, which is similar to today's proposed route, as it formerly included Parkside Drive between Grindstone Creek and east of Robson Rd. The Stantec Consulting firm came up with EW5-modified and it was classified as the 'Preferred Route' at that time and the majority of councillors of that day supported this route.

Unfortunately, the route was not voted on as the Town Council found the entire issue required more time and consideration and decided to defer the final decision until after the amalgamation with the City of Hamilton. Had the Town not merged with Hamilton, it is quite likely that the EW5-MODIFIED, or something similar, would have been approved.

I ask the City of Hamilton to reject the new proposed East West transportation Preferred route. I request that the East West Route return to the EW5 MODIFIED, from the entrance at Hwy. 6 on the west side, to Hwy. 5 on the east side. I ask the City of Hamilton to re-examine the history and consulting work that was previously done by the Town of Flamborough and to act in good faith with the citizens and residents of the affected area who had already invested years of participation on the roadway planning process and who had accomplished so much with the former Town of Flamborough by having the preferred roadway run parallel and to the north of Parkside Dr.

My neighbours and I intend to bring this forward to the Mayor and Council in short order.

Steve Oliver

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A road, by any other name...

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

As one of 24-30 residents who have homes adjacent to Parkside Drive between Grindstone Creek and Robson Road, in which the Preferred East West Bypass road is now proposed to run between our homes, I am dismayed with Ms. McCarthy's comments in her Fall Newsletter and a recent edition of the Flamborough Review.

It seems that Ms. McCarthy is willing to accept a flawed East-West bypass that ignores our neighbourhood's well-known and documented concerns that were brought forward to the former town of Flamborough during the late 90's.

The winners of this roadway appear to be the Parkside residents west of Grindstone Creek and the losers are the residents on the east side of Grindstone Creek.

There are approximately 12 homes with frontages on Parkside Drive and 12 homes that back onto Parkside Drive that will have a proposed four-lane, high-traffic roadway running through them.

Do the city and Ms. McCarthy recall that a due process occurred in the late 90s in which the former Town of Flamborough requested and obtain a route which ran north, not only of Parkside Drive and west of Grindstone Creek, but also ran north and parallel to Parkside Drive to the east of Grindstone Creek ?

That route was designed by Stantec Consulting and was better known as EW5 -MODIFIED. This route would spare our homes and country-like neighbourhood and would be consistent with what would be maintained for the rest of Parkside Drive to the west of us.

The residents of our neighbourhood rejected the original EW5 route, which is similar to today's proposed route, as it formerly included Parkside Drive between Grindstone Creek and east of Robson Rd. The Stantec Consulting firm came up with EW5-modified and it was classified as the 'Preferred Route' at that time and the majority of councillors of that day supported this route.

Unfortunately, the route was not voted on as the Town Council found the entire issue required more time and consideration and decided to defer the final decision until after the amalgamation with the City of Hamilton. Had the Town not merged with Hamilton, it is quite likely that the EW5-MODIFIED, or something similar, would have been approved.

I ask the City of Hamilton to reject the new proposed East West transportation Preferred route. I request that the East West Route return to the EW5 MODIFIED, from the entrance at Hwy. 6 on the west side, to Hwy. 5 on the east side. I ask the City of Hamilton to re-examine the history and consulting work that was previously done by the Town of Flamborough and to act in good faith with the citizens and residents of the affected area who had already invested years of participation on the roadway planning process and who had accomplished so much with the former Town of Flamborough by having the preferred roadway run parallel and to the north of Parkside Dr.

My neighbours and I intend to bring this forward to the Mayor and Council in short order.

Steve Oliver

Waterdown

A road, by any other name...

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

As one of 24-30 residents who have homes adjacent to Parkside Drive between Grindstone Creek and Robson Road, in which the Preferred East West Bypass road is now proposed to run between our homes, I am dismayed with Ms. McCarthy's comments in her Fall Newsletter and a recent edition of the Flamborough Review.

It seems that Ms. McCarthy is willing to accept a flawed East-West bypass that ignores our neighbourhood's well-known and documented concerns that were brought forward to the former town of Flamborough during the late 90's.

The winners of this roadway appear to be the Parkside residents west of Grindstone Creek and the losers are the residents on the east side of Grindstone Creek.

There are approximately 12 homes with frontages on Parkside Drive and 12 homes that back onto Parkside Drive that will have a proposed four-lane, high-traffic roadway running through them.

Do the city and Ms. McCarthy recall that a due process occurred in the late 90s in which the former Town of Flamborough requested and obtain a route which ran north, not only of Parkside Drive and west of Grindstone Creek, but also ran north and parallel to Parkside Drive to the east of Grindstone Creek ?

That route was designed by Stantec Consulting and was better known as EW5 -MODIFIED. This route would spare our homes and country-like neighbourhood and would be consistent with what would be maintained for the rest of Parkside Drive to the west of us.

The residents of our neighbourhood rejected the original EW5 route, which is similar to today's proposed route, as it formerly included Parkside Drive between Grindstone Creek and east of Robson Rd. The Stantec Consulting firm came up with EW5-modified and it was classified as the 'Preferred Route' at that time and the majority of councillors of that day supported this route.

Unfortunately, the route was not voted on as the Town Council found the entire issue required more time and consideration and decided to defer the final decision until after the amalgamation with the City of Hamilton. Had the Town not merged with Hamilton, it is quite likely that the EW5-MODIFIED, or something similar, would have been approved.

I ask the City of Hamilton to reject the new proposed East West transportation Preferred route. I request that the East West Route return to the EW5 MODIFIED, from the entrance at Hwy. 6 on the west side, to Hwy. 5 on the east side. I ask the City of Hamilton to re-examine the history and consulting work that was previously done by the Town of Flamborough and to act in good faith with the citizens and residents of the affected area who had already invested years of participation on the roadway planning process and who had accomplished so much with the former Town of Flamborough by having the preferred roadway run parallel and to the north of Parkside Dr.

My neighbours and I intend to bring this forward to the Mayor and Council in short order.

Steve Oliver

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