Old prob­lems but no so­lu­tions

RE: A civil en­gi­neer looks at Hamil­ton’s LRT (April 24)

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

For­give me if I eye­roll at Carl Turk­stra’s opin­ion piece, as all it seems to do is re­gur­gi­tate well-known and welld­is­cussed traf­fic is­sues which will un­doubt­edly arise with im­ple­men­ta­tion of LRT with­out propos­ing or even sug­gest­ing any pos­si­ble so­lu­tions. His use of ex­treme hy­per­bole in stat­ing that “vis­i­tors will be trau­ma­tized” and that “[t]his can only have se­ri­ous neg­a­tive ef­fects on at­ten­dance” at our civic des­ti­na­tions serves only to fan the flames of dis­cord, which is both un­wel­come and un­nec­es­sary.

I ex­pected far more from a P. Eng. with a PhD than that which nor­mally comes from the most vo­cif­er­ous anti-LRTite. It’s easy to find prob­lems with any idea; it’s hard work to find so­lu­tions. I guess Doc­tor Turk­stra isn’t up to the chal­lenge. Bren­dan Tait, Hamil­ton

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