Comment 113359

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted August 07, 2015 at 21:02:39 in reply to Comment 113338

I agree!

Even though I wanted to keep the bus lane just to protect LRT approval I secretly hated the way Hamilton implemented that bus lane in a very people-unfriendly business-unfriendly car-unfriendly bus-unfriendly manner. It almost seemed like the lane was installed intentionally half-heartedly to sabotage Hamilton's desire for the LRT.

It was literally placed nearly in the middle of King in downtown (4th lane out of 5), and the bus had to leave its bus lane to reach some bus stops. It impeded bus traffic behind, and put chaos in the car traffic at the James intersection. Right turning traffic had to cross two lanes to turn right; Left turning buses turning onto James from King could have also been handled so much better. And the bus lane benefitted me squat, as whenever I ever took the HSR bus, I got off just before Macnab or James -- right where the bus lane barely began. And at the end of the day, the bus lane didn't speed up HSR very much at all.

Glad we got the LRT funded anyway -- and now we need to do it properly.

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2015-08-07 21:04:05

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