Comment 105933

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted November 04, 2014 at 15:13:37 in reply to Comment 105929

Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver all had populations similar to or smaller than Hamilton's current population when they began building their systems.

For example, the city of Vancouver had a population of only 414,281 when planning began in 1981 and 431,147 in 1986 when sky train opened (about 100,000 less than Hamilton now). Even the entire Metro Vancouver area only had a population of 1.2 million in 1981 ... and it extends over a huge area (2,877.36 km2). Remember the population of Metro Hamilton is over 720,000 and is directly connected to the huge GTHA.

And of the 27 French cities that are planning or have built LRT, all but a handful are far smaller than Hamilton.

We (the City, Metrolinx and various consultants) have spent over six years carefully planning our LRT project.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2014-11-04 15:19:32

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