Comment 35291

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted November 11, 2009 at 15:57:24

Is it a coincidence that the more recent developments happened around the time that GO service expansion became a serious goal?

Could the stagnant development leading up to that point have been because (despite their being a nice station) there were only 2 trains in and 2 out daily?

Now that there are more trains, and a more serious commitment to GO in Hamilton (second station announcement, train storage tracks already laid and in use), will development speed up?

It's not enough to JUST build the station. The trains have to be there too. If they were going to build a bunch of LRT stations and no trains, nobody here would claim investment potential.

Again, I urge you to take a look at the studies of the effects of quality transit upgrades on every city in the world. Find me some examples of transit investments being a cause of decline...

The evidence of LRT as a development magnet is universal. Evidence of LRT having no effect (or negative effect) is virtually non existent. So will you carry on with your myopic view based on personal observations of Hunter Street alone? Or will you learn from proven examples set by communities who are intelligent enough to take the plunge?

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