Comment 68012

By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted August 14, 2011 at 21:40:54 in reply to Comment 67967

Aetherman: Vibrations are a real issue in LRT planning. And significantly so on the soft fill substrata that comprises most of downtown.

Such factors are rarely of significance in an 'angst' driven approach to transit planning which we see in Hamilton.

This is the down side of uninspired activism.

A similar issue is at stake in Haldimand county viz the proposed wind farms, where such concerns are brushed aside with authority by green energy enthusiasts. Technology will take care of that with 'dampers' may well be the prompt reply that you may have already heard. But will it?

To understand the significance of vibrations on buildings and on the human mind itself via the ear - it is important to be open to thoughts such as these from those who spend their entire lives studying such issues.

Such intellectual openness may help plan for a more tempered and respectful society - if that is indeed the end game of green energy & compact urban-form activism.

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