Re­mem­ber LRT is meant for to­mor­row

RE: Hamil­ton doesn’t win with this LRT deal (July 13)

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

The writer says most Hamil­to­ni­ans are op­posed to LRT. Not Mac stu­dents; many al­ready bus the route now. They’re go­ing to wel­come LRT. What stu­dent wouldn’t? Ex­actly why the train will stop right at the univer­sity.

As well, if the writer is up­set that King St. will go as an ar­te­rial road to driv­ers, will he re­ally miss King St. af­ter it’s been gone say five or 10 years from now? Or what if tran­sit be­comes more af­ford­able than us­ing a car? Would there be a need for King St. (or even other roads) if fewer driv­ers use them?

I’m not pick­ing on the writer as he makes good points on as­pects of LRT.

But it seems the writer has for­got­ten that LRT is meant for to­mor­row. Easy to for­get be­cause we’re ex­pe­ri­enc­ing it and it’s im­pact­ing us now. The next gen­er­a­tion of peo­ple won’t know of any LRT short­com­ings or feel the op­po­si­tion some of us feel to­day. Tina Maini, Hamil­ton

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