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