Comment 48014

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted September 21, 2010 at 15:36:36

DiIanni's claims are hogwash. The reason the lower city has been focused on for LRT planning is because our ridership is in an entirely different league than the mountain. I've had rides on the Upper Wellington where I saw less than 10 people get on in the hour-plus it took to get to Limeridge from Gore. Suburbia just doesn't work for public transit. The street layout, the population density and the focus on single-use neighbourhoods is pretty antithetical to any sensible efficient means of moving people.

If the lower city were really getting its fair share of attention, there'd be no talk at all about a Rymal route, and we'd already have a Barton St line planned.

The more people like DiIanni talk about running LRT lines to new suburbs to appease his developer chums, the more I harken back to that Simpsons episode.

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