I have to say though, given I commute through or near (depending which way I go) Cabbagetown every day on streetcar or bus, I have to ponder what trip would only take 45 minutes to walk, but 35 minutes on transit. The only thing that comes remotely to mind is to Queens Quay/Simcoe, which given the state of the Yonge subway and Harbourfront streetcar is a problem.
Still, I don't see what this has to do with Transit City. We're talking less than 10 km/hr here ... I don't think that is what any of the proposed LRT lines are supposed to run at.
Last edited by nfitz; 2012-Apr-16 at 08:24.
The fact is my walk to work is 45-50 min, not 15-20 min. It's ridiculous that when transit takes a comparable amount of time to walking for a trip that length that the response is not that speed of transit is an issue, but to simply tell me to walk. Such an attitude is, at best, defeatist.
Yet when I say something about people not caring how long their streetcars take to get to their destination I get accused of being anti-LRT.
Yeah, that's the typical accusation. I don't let it bother me.
Last edited by unimaginative2; 2012-Apr-16 at 20:06.
I've always loved trains and planes. Used to always draw them as a kid. When I was in Poland on holiday I would draw pictures of the different streetcars and their different liveries in the different cities.
Somehow I've never been quite as attached to the streetcars here though. I don't know why. Maybe that'll change when we get our new Bombardiers.