Comment 119037

By Haveacow (registered) | Posted June 03, 2016 at 08:07:40

Over the years, I have found that pictures work best with people when you are trying to bring a point across. The problem with BRT proponents is that the picture they have in their mind about what is and what kind of BRT Hamilton needs probably is a lot lighter in terms of passenger carrying capacity than what will be possible with the LRT system Hamilton and Metrolinx are proposing. Once they start to understand what kind of latent passenger carrying capacity they will be giving up by dumping LRT and seeing what the equivalent BRT system actually looks like and how expensive it really is to build and operate, you will see if they are really pro transit or not.

Rob Ford for example was not pro subway/anti LRT, he was really just anti transit, especially rail based transit and very much pro car. There were quite a few subway extension proposals in his beloved Etobicoke, the Sherway Gardens Extension of the Bloor-Danforth comes to mind that, he voted against as a Councilor because of noise issues, even though it was going through areas were very few people would have complained about noise from a subway located near an existing expressway. He probably didn't like it because it would have eventually taken a potential lane away from the expressway right of way.

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