Exhibition Lands Redevelopment | City of Edmonton

David A

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Yes, our city planners often seem to have a strange attraction to flawed plans especially if they involve spending more money.

So, the logic as it goes here, is the extra distance for people to walk to the Expo Centre is not supposed to be a problem, but somehow it would be for people living in the area.

Maybe just leave it as it is rather than spend a lot of money to change it and hope they will come.
 

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This seems to be a case of Planners using LRT stops to entice development -- quite adamantly, I say this does not work. The entire plan is flawed in the extreme.
It does work in other cities. Problem is, it's cheaper and easier to develop greenfield here so there's no incentive to go through the hassle.
 

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Yes, our city planners often seem to have a strange attraction to flawed plans especially if they involve spending more money.

So, the logic as it goes here, is the extra distance for people to walk to the Expo Centre is not supposed to be a problem, but somehow it would be for people living in the area.

Maybe just leave it as it is rather than spend a lot of money to change it and hope they will come.
The average person will go to the events center once or twice a year outside of employees (who often won't change jobs just based on an LRT walk).

Someone living there will have low tolerance for walking as there are loads of other apartments they could rent within a 3minute walk of a station. Notably all of stadium area just south. It will be very hard to sell those developments with close LRT for daily use.

Daily resident use trumps annual tourist/events visits id say
 

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