Comment 70547

By GrapeApe (registered) | Posted October 13, 2011 at 15:12:49

I think this is a great article, but some of the comments about the benefits of LRT confuse me. It's anticipated that an LRT line across the city will help build prosperity and promote investment, but some people want us to keep the "poorer" parts of town... "poor"? By making our city properous we would somehow be exporting our social issues to other cities. This assumes a zero sum gain where poor will always be poor. LRT's vision opens up the city, which with investment creates more jobs, which changes the equation. Is it just me or are some arguments actually asking to maintain status quo like it's in everyone's best interest?

Edit - I'm not focussed on any one reply here - it's just a reoccurring argument that keeps appearing on different sites and I don't understand it.

Comment edited by GrapeApe on 2011-10-13 15:14:53

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