Comment 66339

By Fred Street (anonymous) | Posted July 18, 2011 at 10:36:23 in reply to Comment 66337

"In terms of LRT, we should be building McMaster to Downtown, Downtown to James St N GO Station first."

The first half seems like a no-brainer, especially if there's a McMaster campus downtown.

The second half would be a $60m, 1km direct line that extends the route without a guarantee of consistent ridership. While that would be consistent with the Metrolinx vision, so would extending it half as far, to James South and Hughson, where you enjoy the added advantage of an existing multimodal, multi-operator transit hub -- and an upmarket residential/professional base nearby, offering a walkable connection between St. Joe's, the Health Campus and MUMC -- or simply all the way to King and John, bringing you many of the same benefits as well as a hotel/residential/nightlife cluster and McMaster's existing downtown campus.

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