Member Letters Regarding LRT

Below are letters to the SCC President from our members regarding the position this council should take on Hamilton’s LRT project. Please consider an SCC statement in support of Hamilton LRT. The transformation of our busy corridors will almost certainly address many neighbourhood concerns; excess vehicle lane capacity will be reallocated, Main Street will become 2 way, transit will gain priority as a travel mode, through trucks could be re-routed, speeding and noise will be reduced, underused properties will be redeveloped, to name a few. The inconvenience and disturbance of construction is easily tolerable when considering the outcome will be street repurposed with rapid transit, supporting increased density, improved land use, more efficient and environmentally sound travel options, greater neighbourhood vitality, and a renewed public realm. LRT will help Strathcona overcome its most negative elements, the overbuilt urban through highways denying us a truly livable community. We must not pass up this rare opportunity of a billion dollar investment from the province. Thank you, Jason Morse We are both proponents of the LRT and accept that the city chose King St. over alternate routes. As to the LRT, it’s true that some businesses will be affected during construction, but that isn’t unique to the LRT. Even sewer or road repair is going to affect nearby businesses. Loyal customers will keep visiting their favourite stores and perhaps the SCC can encourage people across the area to buy from these businesses, as well as Strathcona residents, to share the burden placed on them. As to people walking, using buses etc., there are alternate routes and buses will have detours presumably. I...

SCC Executive Meeting [DRAFT] — June 08, 2015

This is a working draft. Minutes will be approved/adjusted at the July 2015 Executive Meeting Download as PDF: SCC Minutes June 2015 V3 MINUTES SCC Executive Meeting Monday, June 8, 2015 7PM – Zion United Church Rec Centre   Meeting commenced:  7:05PM   Present:  Mike, Michelle, Anne, Raychyl, Councillor Johnson, Ryan, Celeste, Jonathan, Dominic, Connie Regrets:  Santo, David, Greg, Ed Late Arrival:  Jessica (8:15PM) Absent:  Maggie, Jen, Mark, Krist, Patti, Christine, Lee, Jason, Monica   Additions to Agenda: Social Media Officer (as per Connie), terminology of Executive members on website/SCC correspondence (as per Connie), approval of April Minutes (as per Connie)   Approval of Minutes: From May:    to be added to the July agenda From April:  to be added to the July agenda   Topics:   Item #1, Ward One Update: Councillor Johnson re-iterated the news that the City of Hamilton will get LRT (from Main/Osler to the Queenston traffic circle); proposed operational by 2020 Councillor Johnson put forth a motion for the City to spend $300,000 on upgrading the very hard-working, load-bearing pillars at Dundurn Castle Plans are in motion now to improve the lighting at Dundurn Castle Park; expecting input from Heritage Committee to ensure lighting dovetails with the existing grounds Dundurn bus route issue is still active but no update at this moment; SCC reports no advancement with partnership with KNA at this point in time; Dominic has a petition related to this issue; Councillor Johnson stated that petitions are helpful in these instances   A motion to add an online survey to the SCC website on the Dundurn bus route issue was made, voted upon, but subsequently...
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