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Guelph Tribune discusses GO Parking issues

By shost at 12:03 pm on Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Guelph Tribune has dug into the parking issues facing the City of Guelph with regards to the proposed GO expansion. First, they discussed the ridership forecast and other details:

http://www.guelphtribune.ca/news/article/184674

Next they discuss the Parking issues:

http://www.guelphtribune.ca/news/article/184682

Of interest, they are noting that Guelph will have a direct bus connection from all points in the city, whereas in Kitchener, the distance from the bus terminal and the GO Station is considerable (2-4 KM).

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Comment by Michael

August 12, 2009 @ 2:47 pm

Actually, the distance between the current bus terminal in Kitchener and the Via station is a bit less than 1 km. It still won’t be as easy as it should be to take the bus there at first, but that will change when the LRT is in place and GO is moved a couple of blocks to an intermodal station at King & Victoria.

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Comment by Kevin

August 12, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

I’ll second Michael on that. I’ll also note that, even before the LRT goes in, putting the station at King would make present transit connections easier as the 10-minute-frequency-or-better bus route 7 would go right past.

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Comment by Tom West

August 14, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

And putting the station where it will end up will save money in the long run.

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Comment by Bruce

September 8, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

Are any of the previous posters actually users of GO Transit on a daily basis?

I commute daily to Milton Station, throught rain, shine and snow so I write from that perspective.

GO Bus is slated to commence in Fall of 2009 but the current Charles Street bus station lacks adequate parking, is not near any major arterial highway (a GO transit requirement), is difficult to get to from the ‘burbs of KW, and I wonder how may GTA commuters actually live near the Charles Street Station. GO Bus should link to the GRT substations at Highland Hills or Conestoga Mall until a permanent rail solution is in place.

I am watching with anticipation, but if the proposed solution actually adds time to my commute because of location of the GO bus terminal, I will continue to drive.

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