Comment 6623

By Bumpy Ride (anonymous) | Posted May 10, 2007 at 19:52:02

Some cities plan ahead. They locate transportation terminals where population density is desired, keeping in mind issues of convenience and the distances between stops, etc. In Hamilton, apparently, we're still leaving the planning to private developers, then following up with cheaply built transportation "hubs" to support struggling retail centres. I mean, I thought the hot retail concept of the moment were the big box stores on the edge of town? Whose going to the Queenston Mall anymore?

How does this marvellous partnership between public and private interests relate to inter-city connections to Niagara? How does it relate to the previously "essential" roadway connection to the East Mountain? How far away is the planned VIA terminal? Is this a good place for a future GO terminal? How long does it take buses serving the surrounding community out of this terminal to get through traffic on Queenston Road and Centennial Parkway? What, in other words, does the public get out of this partnership with the private interests?

Just a few questions.

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