Why do all the proposed routes miss all the industrial areas?




  • RT aims to provide quick connections for longer-distance travel and will serve major destinations and provide convenient transfers to other routes that will get you to your final destination, like the industrial areas.

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  • It seem as though you want to make it difficult to get around the city in a car once the BRT is up and running. Ok, if I’m supposed to leave my car at home how will I get to work for my shift that starts at 6 am when the first bus doesn’t go past my home till 6:18 am? So now I have my car at work, when I get off at 3 pm do you think I’m going to drop my car off at home before I grab the BRT and go downtown to the market? NO! People won’t use the BRT as planned for the same reasons they don’t use it now, it’s slow and inconvenient. People in London will ride their E-bikes in the rain and snow rather than ride the LTC.

    This $90,000,000 tunnel is just laughable, absolutely no need for it!. The dewatering and ground disturbance (pounding and vibration from construction equipment) in the area of the tunnel will destabilize the foundations of some existing older structures and cause huge problems. $$$$$ Another thing, what’s the plan to deal with Carling Creek????

    What city of London’s size has trains running through the downtown core with level crossings on main arteries?? Why not eliminate the trains?? If you look at a London and area map you will see that the CP and CN tracks are only a few meters apart in the east end near Woodstock and in the west end near Komoka. So no need for the $90,000,000 tunnel. The city should just, “TELL”, not ask, CP to move their barely used yard out of the city and “TELL” CP and CN to run their trains through town on the same corridor ( Rail bed ) on a sensible schedule and to clean that corridor up. The land that the CP now uses for it’s tracks and yard could be used for new low cost housing. The path the tracks follow now would make a great cross town park / walking / cycling route in and out of the core from the east and west. So no need for the tunnel at Richmond or bridge widening at Oxford and Western Rd. Just knock the old train bridge down and widen the road and replace the train bridge with a smaller cheaper bridge for the cycling / walking route into the core. The same could be done with the train bridge west of Talbot and Oxford it could be taken down to widen Oxford for BRT and replaced with a cycling walking bridge. Just like in St Thomas if you remove those tracks and the pollution that goes with the trains out the core you can also remove a few bridges around the city and repurpose them at other locations for the BRT or to replace Blackfriars or whatever and save $$$$ Quebec St, for example . Slow down and take a look the possibilities are endless.
  • Total numbers of people who work at Industrial area might not be less than people who work in downtown, but the City Hall did not pay enough attention to people who work in Manufacturing. Existing routes to University, downtown, and Fanshawe College are good enough already. Keep in mind, students only take buses in fall and winter; oppositely, the industrial area are busy all seasons of the year, and people need to go to work from morning to afternoon. And those residents pay property tax to support public transit, but students are not.

    Just taking 3M Canada, General Dynamic, StarTech in the Industrial Park as examples, they are top 10 biggest employers of City of London. Most of employees live in London, own properties, pay taxes. In reality, a few people can take advantage of public transit to work . It is because there are too many routes to downtown, only one or two bus routes go Industrial Park, and they are not direct routes for most people. Myself lived at Huron and Highbury and went to work at Industrial area, it took me 50 min in the morning and 1 hour 15 minutes in the afternoon, and I had to make 3 transfers, waited for buses come every 20-30 minutes in rush hours. I gave up on taking buses and ended up drive to work for only 10 minutes one way.

    Due to long waiting time, too many transfers and less routes of public transit in industrial areas, a lot of people cannot take advantage of taking buses to work. The city hall should consider to design more direct routes to industrial area, and adjust bus frequency to every 10 min at rush hours, make it convenience and time saving, so that people will have incentive to take buses than driving.