Erica Butler.

This week, we talk with Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler about all things transit. Also: Linda Pannozzo’s latest investigative piece about plans to pipe effluent from the Northern Pulp Mill into the Northumberland Strait, and Jennifer Henderson on the rights of people with mental disabilities.

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  1. Sorry for the further comment but…

    It is of great concern that the HRM has already purchased properties in the Bayers Road area, presuming the peninsular community will approve of this transit plan.

    It of great concern as well that property speculators are presuming on unapproved land use laws, as well, and are purchasing properties south of Almon and Robie,in the proposed Centre Plan density area, still only proposed by the HRM Centre Plan.

    I think we need a new form of municipal governance for the peninsular city.

  2. All of the residential properties along Bayer’s Rd fall into the category of affordable housing.

    It seems so hypocritical that HRM would remove affordable housing to widen a road, when they know road widening for any commuter traffic reason won’t work.

    70% of millenials would prefer to work from home rather than travel to an office to work.

    I have just completed the BRT survey. You can’t call this plan a BRT plan.
    HRM is trying to repeat the nightmare of the Chebucto Rd widening?

    It failed because the CN bridge is a choke point. Bayer Rd will fail for many reasons including the CN bridge choke point. on Bayers Rd.

    Traffic reduction, including toll programs work, road widening never works.

    It is absurd to not include telecommuting as a way to reduce commuting traffic.

  3. We would be better informed re bus priority for the bridge if someone provided the vehicle count by each 15 minutes during the morning and afternoon ‘rush hour’ for the MacDonald bridge.
    I assume a bus priority lane would be a bus/ambulance/police lane.