Comment 119555

By notlloyd (registered) - website | Posted June 24, 2016 at 09:58:56 in reply to Comment 119547

Some of what the City fathers recognized in the 1960s was the decimation of several U.S. cities at the time due partly to ring roads and the flight of the populations to the suburbs - Memphis, Atlanta, Baltimore to name a few. Our Downtown was dated and to avoid it's decimation, among other things, they implemented a grand design that sadly fell off the rails. Hamilton's Downtown was booming in 1986 - booming. Developers pushed for two big market failures in Limeridge and the Meadowlands and got control of council building the sprawl we see as opposed to brownfield recovery which was identified as an issue and ignored.

I am not opposed to LRT or even better true rapid transit. I oppose people believing in the cause and effect issue and the belief in public transit as a panacea.

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