Please sign this petition in support of the bus lane and let City Council hear you loud and clear!
By Meg Smith
Published January 17, 2015
After reading a CBC article that quoted Ward 3 Councillor Matthew Green tweeting that he hadn't heard much advocacy from HSR riders on whether they liked the bus lane or not, I wanted to rally an online community to take action and ensure voices were heard at the City Council vote next week.
If you believe that the bus lane is a great first step, albeit with some flaws that need smoothing, please sign this petition and ensure that City Council hears your opinion that further exploration is needed and the remaining Quick Wins budget should not go toward eliminating the lane altogether.
As was discussed on Raise the Hammer, the staff report recommended keeping the bus lane as the benefits necessitated further exploration and the one year pilot did have a noticeable benefit on public transit in Hamilton. It may not be the answer to transit in Hamilton, but it is a great first step towards improving our transit infrastructure.
Please get engaged, share the link to the petition and let City Council hear you loud and clear. If last week's quote-worthy General Issues Committee meeting was any indication, other voices are needed to ensure a well-rounded plan is formed to benefit the future of Hamilton's transit.
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