Comment 116611

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted February 23, 2016 at 12:18:51 in reply to Comment 116609

On King, at least, there are actually a lot more transit users than motorists until at least Queen St.

The City actually measured traffic and transit users at King and Bay and found that the bus lane carried as many people as three lanes of traffic!

That was one of the unfair aspects of the removal of the bus lane: even though the buses carry three lanes worth of traffic transit users were not deemed worthy of even one lane. And the impact of the bus lane was fairly minimal: even at the peak PM rush hour when traffic is moving slowly already motorists took only 5 minutes more to travel the entire length of the bus lane.

But the point is taken that most Hamiltonians think of transit as something for other people, and any impact to driving as hurting their ability to get around (and, in some cases, a sort of personal attack on their privileges).

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2016-02-23 12:24:47

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