A new report is suggesting Hamilton streets can accommodate light rail transit without it significantly adding to congestion.
The city’s manager of LRT says the study shows there will be a ripple effect on driving in much of the lower city as many motorists choose alternate routes because of a narrowed King Street and Main Street running two ways.
For example, westbound drivers may use Aberdeen, Wilson, Cannon and Barton Streets instead.
But Trevor Horzelenberg says there is enough capacity on those streets to accommodate the increase in traffic.
The study also suggests there will be longer wait times at intersections along the LRT route but Horzelenberg says the city will likely create more turning lanes to try and reduce those times.