Comment 70522

By mike_sak (registered) | Posted October 13, 2011 at 00:14:02

...buffalo also closed off a huge portion of its main street to car traffic. not to mention the majority of their line is underground.

their LRT was was built solely for creating jobs. Since that project was ill planned in the 80s, it ran the city into debt, and later failed to connect the outer suburbs to the core (as was planned). this created even more economic disparity and racial segregation. but buffalo's municipal government now has plans to reopen their main street to car traffic in the near future.

hamilton's plan for lrt is in the right direction in that it avoids all the missteps cities like buffalo took. it's matters of funding that seems to scare people off, which is understandable. just think, with LRT we aren't going to be digging underground anytime soon. that's a major $ saver right there.

Comment edited by mike_sak on 2011-10-13 00:19:55

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