By Craig Hermanson
Published July 06, 2011
I was shocked to read the Spec today and learn that some councillors appear to be questioning our LRT planning.
I really believe that LRT is crucial to the sustainability of our community, our tax base and our services. I believe LRT will help transition us from a car-focused community to one where transit, walking and biking are more viable choices. Grid-lock is not only a problem for commuters, but also has negative impact on our local economy.
Our old ways of building out new suburbs is not sustainable. We need fixed-asset transit that crosses our downtown to spur development. We need our downtown healthy if we want a healthy city.
We need LRT if we are going to be competitive with our neighbouring cities... we're quickly losing our relevance to up-an-coming cities such as London and Waterloo.
Please reaffirm council's support for LRT and our future.
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