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The LRT presents a once in a generation (or two) opportunity to reimagine and rebuild our urban core into a transit-oriented (rather than car-centric), dense (rather than spawling), sustainable (rather than environmentally catastrophic), and community-oriented (rather than individualistic) city. This is an opportunity that this city can not afford to pass up.
The returns of this investment will be enjoyed by everybody; property owners along the route and in adjacent areas will see their property values rise as businesses and residents choose to move there, and tax payers across the city will see the benefits of increased property tax revenues which will allow the city to
invest in improved transit, recreation centers, etc. across the city. Urban densification will come as a result of this project, and that will benefit everybody. A system which removes cars from the road helps keeps people and goods moving, rather than sitting on gridlock.
Please stop the political posturing and realize the opportunity we have here to make Hamilton better for everyone; decades of neglect of our urban core can begin to be rectified by making a smart decision here.