Besides, I've operated heavier and faster equipment on rails that were much more squiggly than that with no problems.
People that don't know what their talking about shouldn't criticize something that they don't understand.
Aesthetically its not very pleasing but functionally its perfectly fine.
I respect the man. I think he's brilliant. I think his transit advocacy work is on balance great for the city. But I do think his views are a little tainted.
Apparently, had these posters actually visited St Clair W or done a comparison with the Yonge to Bathurst section (which seems to run fine without the suggested negatives) that appears to show the same degree of 'squiggliness' (or minimal squiggliness in non-telephoto shots), they might not be so quick to jump to the conclusions they did.
Anyway, enough about Steve Munro...
i drive a streetcar and if you look at any of the tracks none of them are perfectly straight. the final outcome of this whole discussion will arise in a couple of weeks when the row. opens further. then everyone can decide when a streetcar rolls down the right of way and no disasters happen. until that time everyone needs to calm down
Usually if you are going to criticize something, it helps to ensure you know what you are talking about before making absolute statements. That has nothing to do with whether or not the TTC is a competent organization and the city can coordinate infrastructure projects properly.
That's a requirement to post here, apparentlyconclusions were jumped to without knowing all the facts.
Sorry to interrupt but I didn't want to create a new thread and couldn't find the existing one--
Where is the thread for EGLINTON LRT/underground LRT system?
And when is it most likely to start construction? Is it the first Transit City Line, or second or third?
It still is undergoing EA me thinks... but save that question for the other thread.
I'm afraid I started all this, because I brought the picture to Steve Munro's attention.
Steve's post is just damage control. The line looks like shit, and it's not a telephoto effect. His pics look better because the distance is out of focus. A human eye must have noticed all those zig zags before a camera was focused on it.
There's a difference between being against light rail in general, and being against light rail in Toronto. The TTC has a very poor track record with light rail, and for this reason, I don't support its expansion in Toronto.
Deep down, Steve knows this, but he simply can't let go of his light rail fantasy. He's devoted his entire life to getting Transit City built, and it's rather sad, because there definitely will be a backlash against the system once it's built.
Design and engineering work could never possibly be outsourced to a different firm, right?The TTC has a very poor track record with light rail, and for this reason, I don't support its expansion in Toronto.
St. Clair was the TTC's chance to showcase light rail and do it right. They messed up terribly ... period, end of story. Not only is the new line far worse than the old one, but they've completely ruined a whole avenue in the process. All I see is ugly rough uneven concrete everywhere and a street that is divided.
All this to save five <expletive deleted> minutes?