Comment 70507

By Synxer (registered) | Posted October 12, 2011 at 19:05:57 in reply to Comment 70494

...if your take is common. (And I'm thinking it is.)

It probably is. And I'm not even against it. I just don't think Hamilton understands what it is losing or gaining from the velodrome.

I'm no expert on cycling in Canada - or sports for that matter - but I think about how many professional cyclists, or even amateur cyclists, who would use this velodrome.

How many cyclists in Canada would use this facility? 100? 1000? 10000? My armchair guess would be maybe 2000. I am most likely way off, but if it were true, we could then ask, "How many will come to Hamilton to use the facility?". Maybe 200, 500, 1000? Again, probably way off.

So it stands to reason, from my bogus stats, that the velodrome could be empty quiet a bit.

I'm all for the fight of a great city building facility, but I think you nailed it - the values of the facility aren't completely clear.

Based on my education on the matter, I think $5M on bike lanes and some bicycle renting stations would be much more beneficial to the community as a whole.

Comment edited by Synxer on 2011-10-12 19:06:55

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