Comment 18531

By TOMKINITE (anonymous) | Posted February 15, 2008 at 10:00:52

To an extent I believe in the idea of LRT. There are a few exceptions, though.

1) Hamilton is a city of scale, as many other cities. As our city populates and grows so due to the needs of the citizens, our particular civic engineering must also change. LRT does not economically adhere to scalable growth.

For example, we as the citizens could not endure the expense of changing or adding more transit lines as needed for an LRT system. You also eliminate the course of action in analyzing what a popular route might be through real-world testing.

We could not simply change those routes and adjust to the growing concerns and needs of the environment which surrounds it's users.

2) Without prejudices, some of the areas in which LRT would work (given the first point of permanence), downtown for example, would attract some abusers. I believe that LRT would be a short-change or even free system to downtown. In reality, this makes it attractive to the ill-willed and therefore makes it unattractive to the average folk.

Obviously, some recommendations which the review board gave for improving downtown would surely change that around.

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