Comment 70147

By lawrence (registered) - website | Posted September 29, 2011 at 15:37:44

Great piece, John-Paul. Love the text messages. Nice touch. I grew up on the mountain. north/south buses have always been terrible. I'd say it's more of an issue personally. I live off the Barton so I can't complain. My article would almost be opposite. They run every 10-15 minutes depending on the time of day and it makes me think that to work anywhere downtown, you need to live downtown. Barton, Cannon, King, Main, B-Line, etc. Many bus options down here. Or live at the west end of Concession where all mountain buses pass by. Otherwise the rest of the area's just aren't transit friendly. Every half hour and an hour on Sunday's is not acceptible.

Either way, LRT would be a long way away should it be brought back to the table. We need solutions now to get people out of cars. My biggest desire to get a second car is because the office I work out of is in an industrial district in Burlington very poorly served by transit. Get off of work past six and hello cab ride which you have to wait at least 15 minutes for when you call. Otherwise it's an hour from Appleby to Centre Mall once I have finally made my first connection. I read, write, listen to music, sleep and the ride through the Bay/Cootes, is my favourite part of my commute.

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