Comment 107275

By jason (registered) | Posted December 20, 2014 at 15:45:00

HSR recorded 6,300 pass-bys in final quarter of 2013. Yes, 6,300 in 3 months. Vast majority of them happened on the B-Line corridor, with Barton having the 2nd most. No surprise to anyone.

Yet, at the council meeting last year when the HSR recommended purchasing 60-foot buses instead of 40-footers, councillors questioned whether this was really necessary.

I'm assuming this item passed, but don't know for sure.

Also interesting to note that the James Mtn Road - Mohawk College route had the 3rd most pass-bys followed by the Jolley Cut routes. I've long maintained that our first N/S BRT should run up James Mtn Rd to Mohawk, east on Fennel to Up James, south to Mohawk, east to Upper Wentworth and into Limeridge Mall.

City council is only fixated on the Upper James corridor because of behind the scenes influence from the land speculators and sprawl builders trying to make a case for AEGD.

In reality, Mohawk College and Limeridge Mall are by far the largest drivers of transit rides on the Mountain. Phase 1 BRT using this proposed alignment would connect downtown with Mohawk, St Joes West 5th hospital, Mountain Plaza Mall, the busy Mohawk/Upper James corner, the high density corridor along Mohawk Rd and the transit terminal at Limeridge Mall. Put in BRT lanes and signals along with park and ride facilities at Mtn Plaza and Limeridge, and covered bike parking at all nodes nd watch ridership grow leaps and bounds.

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