Comment 120763

By Deleted User (anonymous) | Posted February 15, 2017 at 21:52:29

Which is why I'm not looking forward to the LRT when Hamilton is predicting traffic levels increasing to the point where they'll need to *expand* roads and remove bike lanes. Metrolinx and the City *themselves* are saying that the LRT will not fulfill its purpose and get people out of their cars. It will only serve to create more congestion that the City wants to be alleviated with *more* roads. It'd be funny if it weren't so outrageous. I'd be fine with the congestion on its own; that would work towards getting people out of their autos. Driving has to be inconvenient. But turning around and reducing bike lanes so people won't have to give up their cars is a smack in the face to anyone who wants to live a car free lifestyle. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the transit paradigm in Hamilton and Metrolinx is already making a mess of it by prioritizing car traffic over bike traffic. As a cyclist and pedestrian I'm against the LRT as proposed.

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