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By Mr. Meister (anonymous) | Posted November 23, 2010 at 15:11:50

Peter - Interesting observation about the people in charge of making the decisions agreeing with me, until now. LRT in Hamilton keeps being put off because the decision makers have not seen the benefits that you do. Maybe one day it will change.

Ryan - Kenosha has 3 KM of LRT. It runs from their Metra station (think GO train) through the downtown core. Take a look at Kenosha, although its population is just under 100,000 it covers an area of only 62 km2. Hamilton's population is just over 600,000 but covers an area of over 1,100 km2. They have one sixth the population on one eighteenth the area. Transit works better with higher density. I appreciate that downtown Hamilton is considerably more dense than the city average but the LRT being proposed goes from Eastgate to McMaster or even beyond to University Plaza. There are a few blocks downtown that are fairly dense (between the empty lots everyone complains about) but outside the few very small corridors this is a city of single family homes. Propose a small LRT from our GO train station (if we know that it will stay where it is) through the downtown core and I believe it is something that might be viable. How about James and Hunter to Main St. and over to Victoria. That is a couple of Km and might actually be useful and maybe affordable.

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