Woodworth Flamborough 2003 - a look back
: MID-PENINSULA HIGHWAY

Flamborough Review - Jan 2, 2004

MID-PENINSULA HIGHWAY

Burlington and Halton stepped up to the plate by launching a legal challenge into what has been perceived as the shoving through of the proposed road meant to link Niagara to the GTA and ease traffic congestion. But Flamborough has done its part.

Though city council officially endorsed the road, Flamborough councillors were opposed. ADFA MPP Ted McMeekin could frequently be found at mid-pen information meetings while he was still an opposition MPP and Troy residents Dave Eckersley and Sue McMaster put their time where their emotions lay and served as officials in the fast-growing grassroots Citizens Opposed to Paving the Escarpment (COPE).

This group, along with the well-established Coalition on the Niagara Escarpment (CONE), worked hard to keep the issue on the frontburner, warning that the road may not be needed, that it could end up being tolled and that other options, such as rail, had not been adequately investigated.

In the end, they had a success story. The new Ontario government has promised it will launch a full environmental assessment on the road, looking at all those considerations. Who said ordinary people can't make a difference?

 


COPE Executive :
COPE Webmaster email: webmaster@cope-nomph.org

©copyright 2002 - 2006 COPE

The COPE website was updated January 25, 2011
Website design, maintenance and hosting by Virtual Image Hamilton: