Comment 65618

By Robert D (anonymous) | Posted July 06, 2011 at 09:16:52

Time to repurpose ourcityourfuture for a transit campaign? I think it would be a very good idea.

We need to give council a more visible and "in their face" example of the broad support the issue has. I would have suggested a rally (in fact I did...), or even an old fashioned petition, but this new fangled web thing seems to be the way things are going these days. Heck, even a facebook group (although I don't use facebook) might draw their attention.

At present it is precisely because councillors DON'T go to the information sessions and DON'T go listen to these speakers that they DON'T have a clue about how engaged the citizens are with LRT.

Those comments I've seen against LRT are generally coming from mountain residents (like myself) but are based in large part on misinoformation, or misunderstanding (i.e. "not enough people travel that route", or "it won't benefit most of the city".)

I'd love to see LRT as it would free up our current articulating buses for use on another part of the BLAST line. How about from Centre Mall to Meadowlands along Mohawk?. Mohawk, with its variety of small and mid-level apartment buildings is just screaming out for intesnsification (imagine those tiny 3 floor apartments doubled or tripled in height and turned into condos?). Of course I'm sure zoning bylaws are standing in the way of that kind of progress, or such development would have already happened. Of course it's cheaper to build suburban homes out south of rymal than it is to build condos closer to the geographic heart of Hamilton.

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