Comment 30040

By LRTsupporter (anonymous) | Posted April 08, 2009 at 22:51:28

It does not make much financial sense to construct uni-directional dedicated right of way LRT tracks on two seperate streets. This automatically increases the associated rail construction cost by 50%.

I'd favour bidirectional dedicated right of way rail contra eastbound traffic along Main. There is enough allowance along Main to accomodate both directions of LRT, widened pedestrian walkways and two lanes of eastbound automobile traffic (and a third lane for parking from Dundurn to Gage). It would also make it easier to justify a second east/west route further north sometime in the future. Most importantly, the number one rule for creating a successful transit line is to keep the route as simple as possible.

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