Comment 119382

By Ham4Ham (registered) | Posted June 16, 2016 at 08:03:32 in reply to Comment 119374

Honestly, the biggest thing that concerns me regarding my commute is time. I work long hours, so anything that gets me home to my family faster and allows me to spend more time with them is, to me, the best option. I know that in theory I could utilize the LRT, but since I don't live directly on the line and would still have to walk/drive/take a bus part of the way, I can't see how it would get me there faster (unless traffic gets much worse in the upcoming years, which I acknowledge it might).

Don't get me wrong, I really do understand the arguments supporting LRT and I do support it for the benefits it will give to the city as a whole. But many people, including me, are also going to be inherently selfish to some extent and wonder how it will affect them personally - that's only natural. And I think it's that fear and uncertainty from those on the fence that advocates will need to address to get the general population on board. If the only effect they see is that it takes 20 minutes longer to get to work, then the PR efforts about the benefits of "city building" and the like will have failed.

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