By Nicholas Kevlahan
Published October 23, 2007
The Toronto Star's Christopher Hume has written an article about TTC chair Adam Giambrone's visit to see the new streetcar system in Bordeaux.
I spent a month in Bordeaux three years ago, just as the system was starting up, and I was very impressed with its quality and convenience. As with Portland, the streetcar has a also been a catalyst for revitalizing and reinvesting in neighbourhoods.
All that in a city (like Grenoble) about the same size as Hamilton.
Maybe the message is finally getting through, although (as Hume points out) we need to be a bit ambitious and not have the attitude that we don't deserve a proper modern transit system!