Comment 31602

By synxer (registered) | Posted June 09, 2009 at 14:04:09

It's good that we have someone like you, Ryan, to bring these sort of things to light for the rest of us.

I was always perplexed as to why public transportation in Toronto wasn't being revered as 'lower-class transport' as it is considered in Hamilton, other areas. It occurs to me now that PT was marketed as a lower-grade option.

The truth is in the details. Toronto (especially downtown) residents prefer the street-car to a personal vehicle because the infrastructure of the TTC is dependable and augmented by the positivity of its users through reliability and less person-to-person dependence of responsibility for repairs.

I do think personal transport has its place, but surely we'd all benefit in having a cheaper and more efficient PT.

The perception of PT in our area is that it is 'in the way' of our personal agenda. I remember when I was a younger car-less observer, the outrage of adults as they sat behind the 'road-blocking bus'.

It's the human condition to hate what stands in our way, rather than understand why we feel it stands in our way.

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