- Mar 5, 2009
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The TTC is actually lowering their parking lot rates.
Exactly! Which is exactly what would happen were GO Transit to introduce fees for use of their parking spots. It would still be cheaper for people than driving to their final destination and trying to pay for parking there (central Toronto).
I know how hard it can be in the 905 to try to get to the train station by any other way than car. Trust me. I live in rural Pickering and even with a bus stop not twenty minutes' walk from me, I know. That's not to mention how shoddy the local transit is here. I also have had some experience with the same thing in Oakville. However, not once last year when I was having to walk to the bus stop, take the bus to the station and then the train did I dream of driving downtown to go to school at George Brown. I know it's only me but I don't imagine a whole whack of people have that much less sense than me. Frankly, it's little excuse.
Of course I think local transit should be improved while parking spots are buried and charged for. Just cause it's not the easiest pill to swallow for some of our more owed members of society, doesn't mean it shouldn't be done.
Seriously, I have really nice shoes and I walked on the gravel shoulder of a country road to get to my bus stop! Cry me a river all ye in Brampton who have access to sidewalks!