Comment 38357

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted February 22, 2010 at 22:36:34

quemsilvae, the problem with your analysis is that it only takes into account the current vehicular road users. Yes, some (maybe many) will divert to other routes - the skyway, or the Linc - as they should.

The loss of those drivers (who never stop downtown anyway) will be more than made up for by the new residents who will be attracted to a more livable downtown and all of the amenities it provides.

It sounds to me like you hate downtown - so, two way streets and LRT will give you a new personal reason to avoid it. But all of the newly attracted residents who appreciate these things (and there will be many of them) will pay taxes to the city, helping to offset yours.

Really, there is nothing for you to lose if these changes are made...

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