Statement by Lee Edward McIlmoyle
Our current attitude toward our ailing transit system is a major impediment to this city's continued growth and prosperity. We need a comprehensive shift in both our thinking about public transit AND about our over-reliance on cars. Complete Streets plans call for wider use of accessible, serviceable rapid transit, and the studies prove that it's necessary to a city seeking sustainable economic growth, both in high- and in low-density population areas.
Improve the bus lane pilot project. We all benefit when more people can comfortably use mass transit. Council knows this. They need to commit to fixing this, or the problem, far from going away, will only get worse.