Terry Whitehead continues his campaign to educate the broader community about infrastructure deficiency issues outside of the downtown core.
A motion presented by the Ward 8 Councillor, and approved by city council, will lead to an examination of the feasibility of “urbanizing” roads that used to be rural, but are now connected to residential subdivisions.
Ancaster’s Lloyd Ferguson supported the motion, while predicting it will be deemed to be unaffordable with costs into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Urbanizing so-called “rural cross section roads” would mean adding elements such as sidewalks, street lights and curbs.
Whitehead adds that it’s a safety issue for people living in areas where busy roads have not been urbanized. He describes it as a “deficit” and a “concern” facing the mountain, even as the city pushes ahead with plans for a one-billion dollar LRT line in the lower city.