Comment 49918

By matthewsweet (registered) | Posted October 20, 2010 at 17:36:17

Turbo: The local service will not continue. Consider the Bloor subway line in Toronto for comparison, there is no local bus service alongside the subway line, the subway is the only transit service along Bloor/Danforth.
In Hamilton's case, we are fortunate that there are other east/west arterial level roads in close proximity to King/Main where local service could run instead. However given the option of slow local buses vs faster light rail trains, the bulk of the passenger capacity will be served by LRT. To your concerns about road width on Main between the Delta and the traffic circle, on-street parking will have to be eliminated however by changing / relaxing parking restrictions on side streets, parking capacity in this area will not be as decimated as it might initially seem. For a comparison, the bike lanes added to Dundurn eliminated on-street parking from the east side of the street, but by changing parking restrictions on the side streets, the net loss of parking spaces was only a handful (under a dozen if memory serves). With four lanes to work with, there is sufficient width to accommodate two way LRT and two way traffic.

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