Comment 50089

By realitycheck (anonymous) | Posted October 21, 2010 at 17:08:36

@ChrisAllen my concern wasn't about LRT running in an area with snow, my concern was running an LRT along a road that only permits one lane of regular road traffic and the implications that has on snow removal, both from a cost and a storm recovery time period. If there is only one lane for exclusive LRT and one lane for exclusive road, where does the snow get pushed during initial clearing actions? In a tyical two lane road, one lane is used to collect snowbanks during preliminary cleanup during and for a period of 24 hours after a storm. Which service is disrupted during snow removal - LRT or road traffic? What additional costs are associated with snow removal under these circumstances?

These are valid concerns that need to be considered and not simply dismissed off the cuff by saying other cities with LRT get snow. Do they have the same type of LRT route as what is being proposed in Hamilton? How do they handle snow removal? How has their snow removal practices impacted snow removal budgets in their city?

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