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In his let­ter BRT un­af­ford­able”

(Nov. 3), Roy Hud­son claims the planned bus rapid tran­sit plan “has never been mar­keted, will dis­turb traf­fic, and Lon­don is not built for it.” He is not pay­ing at­ten­tion.

The city made a huge mar­ket­ing blitz last win­ter.

At the heart of BRT is street widen­ing to cre­ate bus-only lanes. So if the buses are in their own lanes, how are they dis­turb­ing traf­fic?

In re­gards to his com­ment about Lon­don not built for BRT, I would say Lon­don is not built for traf­fic of any sort. I re­cently trav­elled the No. 90 ex­press bus from Ma­sonville Place to White Oaks Mall. The trip took al­most an hour to travel less than 25 kilo­me­tres. That’s ridicu­lous.

If Hud­son wants to look at waste he can look at the thou­sands of litres of gas burned daily by cars idling in Lon­don’s grid­lock. He can also look at the $370 mil­lion grant from the fed­eral gov­ern­ment. If we say no to this money, Hamil­ton will take it for its light-rail tran­sit. David Nielsen Lon­don

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