Comment 86743

By Mal (anonymous) | Posted February 25, 2013 at 15:12:53 in reply to Comment 86742

Between 1986 and 2006, Hamilton's transit modal share dropped from 10% to 8%, a 20% drop in share.

That shift has been partly attributed to the gigantism of suburbs since that time, suburbs that have never enjoyed comparable service levels to the lower city. It has also been put down to the declining intra-urban live-work levels; in 1986, 86% of Hamiltonians worked in the City of Hamilton, but in 2006 that had dropped to 75%.

LRT is an important step toward getting back to 1986 per-capita usage levels. Getting most of downtown's 23,000 workers out of their cars and into public transit seems like a notable milestone.

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