Bus busting in Ontario’s London
December 12, 2012
Brent Toderian (@BrentToderian) December 11, 2012
Have you noticed the bus route number in the picture: it is a subliminal message from Brent Toderian
Trying to follow their European counterparts, many cities around the US, including Los Angeles, now commit tremendous amount of money on down-town Transit initiatives, seen as key toward their urban renaissance. Former Vancouver Chief Planner, Brent Toderian, thinks differently: We should get rid of the transit to install patios! Huh: What about the cars?
To be sure, it seems to be the talk of the day in London Ontario, for its main downtown street, Dundas street. London could have its own reason but that is odd:
- It doesn’t have the excuse to be in 1970, not even the one of a pedestrian Mall project (like the 1970’s Wellington Golden Mile)
- It is both more capital and operating intensive 
In brief, when cities around the world invest toward more attractive Downtown transit, London Ontario seems willing to invest toward the opposite goal?
Could we see here at play a very concerning Canadian attitude, toward surface Transit?
 $1.8M for bus-free Dundas, London Community News, June, 06, 2012
 Ironically, the very same reason why Wellington has reintroduce Transit on its Golden Mile