Let City Council hear your support for the Bus Lane

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  • Nicole Toope supports this.
  • Doreen Stermann says,

    What happened to Hamilton being known as the Ambitious City. Perhaps it's time I move to a more progressive city that " gets it" and take my 6 figure income out of city. You'll see more people want to leave.

  • Kathy Della-Nebbia supports this.
  • Catherine HIggins says,

    Please do not throw away this progressive public transport change. As a citizen of Hamilton that strongly believes in urban renewal and creating a more unified city, the bus lane was a step in the right direction. Anecdotally speaking, Hamilton's public transport is difficult, inconsistent and unreliable. It is problematic when planning one's work schedule around public transit that cannot accommodate so many people. The bus lane is a step in the right direction towards building a great city. Please keep the progressive changes and don't let us slip back any more!

  • Matthew Mckinnon says,

    The bus lane is a necessity for hamilton. Not only for the hsr, but for service vehicles on their way to an emergency.

    I'm very dissapointed in council

  • James Bowman says,

    Public transportation is the future of all major successful cities. The population is increasing, the cost of car ownership is increasing, common sense tells us robust public transportation is essential. Hamilton is so far behind.

  • Tim Jacobs supports this.
  • Pina PRIVAT says,

    UNE VOIX POUR UNE VOIE CONCUE UNIQUEMENT POUR LE TRANSPORT EN COMMUN QUI FAVORISE LE RESEAU EN SOI.

  • Pina PRIVAT says,

    UNE VOIX POUR UNE VOIE CONCUE UNIQUEMENT POUR LE TRANSPORT EN COMMUN QUI FAVORISE LE RESEAU EN SOI.

  • Sandra downard supports this.
  • Christina Hurn supports this.
  • Cam Malcolm supports this.
  • Dmitriy Rudnitskiy supports this.
  • Natalie Cranston says,

    Please keep the bus lane! I live on the mountain and commute downtown daily to McMaster where I attend school. The bus lane helps get me to school on time for my classes. Especially during busy times from 7-9:30 and 4:30-6 where traffic is the worst. Removing the bus lane will make commuting to McMaster much more difficult and inconvenient and much more time wasted waiting in traffic which could be spent at school doing more productive things. More should be invested in public transportation since it effects so many people and is sustainable. Please keep it!

  • Moria Poot says,

    Securing public transit times and reliability is one way of making life a little better for the most vulnerable of the community, students, disabled and those who cannot afford or have the ability to drive a car. Too often these too are the people who do not have voice in our governments.

    Reliable transit opens the doors for opportunities that the privileged take for granted, such as employment opportunity, education, and maybe even a little extra time with their kids and family.

    You can tell the strength of a community by its effort and ability to care for the weak, poor and the vulnerable.

  • Julianna Petrovich says,

    bring the bus lane back and add one on Main Street.
    I am terribly dissapointed that the Dundas, Flamborough & Waterdown councillors decided to vote to remove the bus lane because of the biased lack of understanding from a few of their constituents who don't go downtown to begin with.

  • Shawna Petrovich supports this.
  • Brian Gowland supports this.
  • Bernie Goakery supports this.
  • Magdalena Wierzbicka supports this.
  • Zoe Grant supports this.
  • Christine Wu says,

    Better/faster/more reliable transit helps the entire city!

  • Abram Bergen says,

    I want to live in a city that prioritises people and goods movement, not car movement. Healthy, vibrant, dynamic, livable cities require good infrastructure for all modes of travel--pedestrian (incl. for those using wheelchairs or other mobility aids), cycling, mass transit, and last and least, the automobile. Such cities also have urban density, mixed-use buildings and zoning, and thus again require good transit--moving in individually-operated motorised vehicles is no longer efficient, cost-effective, or healthy (ecologically and physiologically).

    A good transit system is the most efficient at people movement in cities. It belongs in a healthy city, along with prioritisation of pedestrians and cyclists. Indeed, they work best in tandem.

  • Michael Podlovics says,

    As a student and someone who does not intend to own a car I demand that we improve our public transit. Adding another lane to roads has proven ineffective in many scenarios in the past, why are we following suit and removing another lane? If we want a mobile city will good flow we need to invest in transit.

  • Oneal Yako says,

    With a growing population, more families=more cars. Why are we taking out this bus lane when we can be aiming for improving public transit throughout the city? Very very selfish people running this city council, doing NOTHING to improve traffic around the city. At least expand the lanes on the Linc.

  • Cathi Hachey supports this.
  • Sterling Holmes says,

    When I moved to Hamilton in 2003, I couldn't believe you had a highway running through your downtown, aka king street. The bus-only lane not only made public transit faster, the downtown became safer for pedestrians. Let go of the past, don't be afraid. You cannot have a viable downtown with a race course in its midst.

  • Sarah Perkins supports this.
  • Brian Hogg supports this.
  • Dena Thomas says,

    Lack of exercise is one of the greatest 21st century public health issues that Canadians face. Why wouldn't we make it easier to make the right choice by providing a built environment that increases accessibility and opportunity to exercise? Why wouldn't we want to promote transportation that decreases our dependency on greenhouse gas emission vehicles? Come on people...

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