Special Report: Bus Lane

Bus Lane Cheat Sheet

To help provide clarity to people who are still confused or unsure about it, here is a boiled-down list of facts about the bus lane.

By Ryan McGreal
Published January 21, 2015

There has been a lot going on with respect to the transit-only lane on King Street between Mary and Dundurn. Council votes tonight on whether to keep the lane, keep the lane with staff-recommended modifications, or scrap the lane.

To help provide clarity to people who are still confused or unsure about it, here is a boiled-down list of facts about the lane:


Please add your voice to the Support Hamilton Transit campaign to keep the bus lane.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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By DowntownInHamilton (registered) | Posted January 21, 2015 at 17:51:44

Local business opinion on the lane is split

Has that been quantified? I was under the impression it was overwhelmingly anti-bus lane, seeing as many (most?) businesses had the "no more bus lane" sign in their windows as well as the chamber of commerce being against it.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted January 21, 2015 at 17:56:20 in reply to Comment 108128

There was a string of businesses along King West who had anti-bus lane signs, but the properties were all owned by the same person and the businesses were told they had to put the signs up.

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By DowntownInHamilton (registered) | Posted January 21, 2015 at 18:04:52 in reply to Comment 108130

That sounds like a story in itself. Do you have a verifiable source? I saw those signs in a lot of windows at the beginning - I doubt they all belong to the same owner.

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By CBC (anonymous) | Posted January 21, 2015 at 18:15:49

Check out the numbers on CBCHamilton


21 dont like
9 like
8 unaffected

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By Ugh (anonymous) | Posted January 21, 2015 at 20:38:37

This so-called democracy doesn't work.

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By Cranky cyclist (anonymous) | Posted January 21, 2015 at 21:11:07

"Staff say..." hardly qualifies as fact.

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By SonsofHSR (anonymous) | Posted January 22, 2015 at 10:25:17

Organize acts of civil disobedience.

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By eggem (anonymous) | Posted January 22, 2015 at 10:49:45

Egg Collins et al. Just like Johnny Bair and G Bush were egged so too do these tyrants deserve to be egged and 'shoed' away.

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