Comment 111856

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted May 29, 2015 at 13:35:40

One modification I'd make to the LRT diagram is that there probably should be a westwards extension into Dundas.

As for the method of getting A-Line up the mountain, I imagine it'd be a tunneled ramp. The LRTs that Hamilton wants to use, are rated at up to an 8-9 degree gradient, so a short tunnel of a few blocks long would do the job. It's probably a long wait before we have an LRT reaching all the way to the airport, but it would revitalize the moribund airport, and start the beginnings of a Mountain LRT network which we are currently (for now) leaving out.

We also need to work with the Mountain to convince them to let Lower City gain this starter A-Line and B-Line, it will benefit them as all the simultaneous revitalization projects (that would run simultaneously with LRT); and would reduce burden on mountain taxpayers (paying for Lower City stuff). Or debate of widening of Red Hill Valley Expressway as a quid pro quo for making Main Street a 2-way street. Etc.

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2015-05-29 13:36:30

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