Despite many of Hamilton’s city councillors saying how much they want to get rid of the downtown transit-only lane, city staff are recommending they keep it.
In a report aimed for debate at next week’s general issues committee, staff say the city should keep the lane — which runs along King Street from Mary to Dundurn Streets — with some modifications. The lane carries as many passengers as two or three general vehicle lanes, the report says, and improves travel time for bus riders.
“While the TOL pilot project has proven to be controversial, the TOL is an important and strategic step in developing the city’s long term transportation network and accommodating growth and development,” says the report, which was authored by Christina Lee-Morrison, a manager in the city's public works department.
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