Tourism London says current BRT plans have “potential of encumbering” London tourism


London’s tourism agency had added its name to the list of organizations concerned with the proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan before council.

Tourism London General Manager John Winston sent a letter to City Council on Thursday, calling on lawmakers to amend the existing plan–in particular the route.

“The proposed routing plan, if sanctioned, has the potential of encumbering Tourism London’s ability to attract major sporting, entertainment and convention events due to an anticipated lengthy construction schedule and associated factors,” the letter says.

Winston also noted the elimination of several street parking spaces on King and Richmond streets, as well as the proposed Richmond St. tunnel and other lane restrictions “have the potential to severely impact the business sustainability of our restaurant, retail, hospitality and transportation members which are essential to attracting visitors and accommodating their needs and interests.”

More to come.