Votes Cast for Statements
I want to start first by saying that I am not a regular transit user. I drive and so the construction of the LRT will inconvenience me. I say this because quite often those who are against the LRT are like me, they'll never use it so why deal with the traffic? However I have children and I want them to have easy access around the city, just like I did growing up in Europe. One of the reasons we bought the house that we did was looking forward to the constructed LRT and how helpful that would be when our kids hit their teens. Hamilton has spoken, we have said that our transit system isn't adequate as it is, it certainly isn't adequate for our future. For practical purposes alone our city needs this. But our need is even greater than the simple practical day to day operation of this city. We're watching Australia burn right now, we have so little time left to reduce climate change. To wait on other green house gas producers to do something significant before we bother is a moral failing. How can we look our kids in the eye and tell them we just don't care?