To express support for the Waterloo Region's plans to build a LRT line
  • Petitioned Regional Waterloo Council and Councillors

This petition was delivered to:

Region of Waterloo
Regional Waterloo Council and Councillors

To express support for the Waterloo Region's plans to build a LRT line

    1. James  Bow
    2. Petition by

      James Bow

      Kitchener, Canada

October 2013


James Bow: The duelling petitions ran against each other, and we beat out the naysayers. The Regional Municipality of Waterloo recently considered a motion by Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig to examine the costs of cancelling the LRT project and flatly rejected him. This Region remains committed to building the LRT, and I am looking forward to riding it come 2017. Now the work begins on extending the line to Cambridge.

(NOTE: The image above is courtesy the City of Surrey, BC, from an official handout, as Surrey displayed the model LRT the Region of Waterloo is displaying this weekend outside of regional headquarters)

Whereas Waterloo Region is seeing rapid growth that needs strong infrastructure support to manage and prosper...

Whereas LRT has many advantages over bus-oriented transit, including higher capacity, lower emissions at the source, greater energy efficiency, less impact on our environment, and greater support for the sort of urban development the region needs to build to manage its expected growth over the next quarter century...

Whereas the LRT was a major issue in the 2010 municipal election, and candidates which expressed support for the LRT received the most votes...

Whereas polls continue to suggest that most residents in Waterloo favour LRT over other public transit options and...

Whereas other centres like Portland, Calgary, Edmonton, Denver, Salt Lake City, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco have all shown the benefits of building an LRT network rather than bus rapid transit...

We the undersigned reaffirm our support for the Region's decision to build an LRT line through the heart of Waterloo Region, and we encourage our politicians to stay the course.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • R. Brent Clements WATERLOO, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Some of us aren't willing to accept that the Tri-Cities are at this time all they will every be. Transit is one of the basic keys to sustained growth

    • Matthew Wiebe WATERLOO, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      I believe that solid public transportation is crucial to the continued growth of the region.

    • Brian Gashgarian CANADA, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      LRT would offer consistent, reliable public transportation and bring in a large amount of business to the KW region.

    • Clayton Tucker GUELPH, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      In addition to Mr. Bow's remarks in this petition concerning the benefits of a future with LRT transit. I would like to also add that the whole Rapid Transit project will also serve as an example to other small and mid-sized Canadian communities as to what they can truly accomplish for themselves.

    • Heather Douglas KITCHENER, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      I grew up in Toronto and watched the system grow , it was never a regret


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