Comment 35008

By rusty (registered) - website | Posted October 28, 2009 at 14:21:36

Great thesis Ryan. Your point about transit not being the only criteria for creating a creative economy is an important one. I think some of the barriers to transit investment is the lack of other criteria being in place, as well as a lack of foresight overall. Also, transit extensions are so expensive to build they can provide lightening rods for the electorate (and no politician likes a lightening rod...)

It's as if towns need to reach a tipping point before they are prepared to make significant transit investments.

One thing Hamilton has going for it is the potential Metrolinx investment (although how effective Metrolinx is going to be is still to be determined... I can't help thinking this organization is too unweildly to produce anything useful) and the fact that LRT will change the mind set and image of Hamilton. These are huge added bonuses.

Hopeful more and more people 'get it' when it comes to transit.

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