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10-27-2012, 05:52 AM
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It's a 15 minute walk from Copps to the Go Station. City buses leave from there as well and would take you right to it, but it's not really worth the wait.
The average amount of distance that people are willing to walk to or from a transit station is 400m according to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, or roughly a 5-6 minute walk. That echoes findings in other jurisdictions.
I don't doubt that there will be a minority who will have no problem walking such a distance but the idea is to provide an alternative to the car. If people have to walk 15 minutes, especially in winter, to get to the game from the train station, most will just drive instead.
Buses are not an attractive option, as I already mentioned. If you want to draw middle to upper class patrons out of their cars, some form of rapid transit is needed.
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