Comment 97893

By brodiec (registered) | Posted February 25, 2014 at 05:03:44

Actually Mexico City is in North America and the Metrobús BRT system there is fantastically successful. I find the premise of LRT in this city pretty classist really. Practically speaking an LRT B-line doesn't service a lot of residents. I think a more expensive and inefficient LRT that only services Westdale, downtown and pity-fucks the east end on the premise of "build it and they will come" puts the interest of property developers and business owners above the needs of the residents paying for and using the system. If we all just leave our homes, cramp together and be more righteous everything will be ok! Except that people in this city didn't sign up for high density urban living. Nor do I think that, as if by magic, if we have better transit residents will be snapping up snazzy condos which will apparently be built for somebody for some reason with funds from somewhere. I guess we're still working on that. It's sacrilege around these parts, I know, but I'd rather see more BRT lines that work well than an expensive LRT we can brag about.

Comment edited by brodiec on 2014-02-25 05:18:16

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