The following letter was e-mailed to York Region and Markham Council:
Since the renaming of Highway 7 has been a somewhat hot topic recently, I feel that many Markham residents would like Highway 7 to remain the same.
Some of the reasons are:
- Costs to business owners and Municipalities.
- Confusion for road users, especially when the new name will not be adopted outside York Region.
- The volume of traffic remains the same (it is a highway volume).
- Speed changes/streetscape along 7 should not warrant a change name.
The money, designated for this name change, could be used for improving safety for cyclists/pedestrians when using this major arterial road.
FYI, this morning was the official opening of the Sherbourne cycle track: Toronto's first dedicate bike lanes on Sherbourne start of bigger network . It is my hope, we will have an official opening of our first dedicated bike lane on Highway 7 in the near future:)