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Recent content by jys

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    MiWay: Service thread

    I'm reminded of this quote from a Reddit post in r/urbanplanning. The citizen activists that I engage with end up doing a lot of talking insulated in their own web forums without much of anything translating to policy change. @BhadPetrov @TorPronto A worthwhile idea. If there's not a suitable...
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    MiWay: Service thread

    I really appreciate your response drum. From your experience, would it be correct to say that reaching out directly to the miway customer service team (email, Twitter e.t.c) is not effective? You mention the 110 past UTM a lot and I assume that you must've already contacted MiWay about it. Did...
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    MiWay: Service thread

    Perfectly agreed. I really appreciate the work you did trying to make transit better in this city drum. It's a shame that change seems to happen so slowly (or even going backwards sometimes). Personally, I very much want to get involved but I'm not quite sure how. Do you have any advice how...
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    MiWay: Service thread

    Uh oh. This sounds like the precursor for the #8 moving to Cawthra station, which would be really bad for people using that route. Also not sure why bus bays are needed at Central Parkway Station. Maybe it becomes terminus for #53? Would that have a significant negative impact on riders?
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    Tolls, Road Pricing and Congestion Pricing

    Cool fact: I read somewhere that this actually did happen in a South Korean city which decided to tear down it's urban expressway. Not only was there no ensuing traffic mayhem, pollution was greatly reduced and property values in the area skyrocketed.
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    Tolls, Road Pricing and Congestion Pricing

    I propose a counter-offer. You and I, We're going to make parking DT free. What a load of rubbish, $3,000 a year in parking fees for the executive who commutes from Oshawa? No way. The problem is that when you charge for parking, including increasing the fees at peak periods, in an area with...
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    Tolls, Road Pricing and Congestion Pricing

    In case you missed it, I refer you to my post earlier. If you choose to ignore it then good day to you.
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    Tolls, Road Pricing and Congestion Pricing

    I see, in that case would a congestion charge be better in your opinion?
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Extension (Proposed)

    Over hundreds (thousands?) of posts this and the Sheppard LRT thread has seen over the past years, we seem to have agreed that 1) a transfer from subway to LRT at Don Mills would be highly unpopular and inconvenient; 2) conversion of the Sheppard subway tunnel to LRT operation is challenging and...
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    Tolls, Road Pricing and Congestion Pricing

    You're right I should have said "displace trips". The point you make is very interesting and I was wondering about it as well. Do you have a study/article you could link me to? I tried to find something but failed.
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    Tolls, Road Pricing and Congestion Pricing

    Oh for sure. We could certainly use some more capacity on the GO lines and I very much look forward to GO RER. And it was not my intention to suggest that you support highway expansion. Rather, I wished to caution against the thinking that road tolls (or any other measures that decrease...
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    Tolls, Road Pricing and Congestion Pricing

    Let's be careful about falling into the "expand highways to solve congestion" mentality. You seem to be well read on topics of urban planning, so I do believe that you would be familiar with the logic there. I would be happy to have a discussion about it if you like. In most cases people would...
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    Tolls, Road Pricing and Congestion Pricing

    Scrolling through the past several pages, many posters have identified concerns around road tolls, particularly: 1) it costs people a significant amount of money; 2) it is unfair to people who make less. These concerns are valid and the posters were right to point them out. What I think is...
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    Dundas St Rapid Transit (Metrolinx, Mississauga, Halton Region, CoT)

    Its disappointing that VIVA set a poor example of what a BRT line could be. We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one.
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    Dundas St Rapid Transit (Metrolinx, Mississauga, Halton Region, CoT)

    Agreed. But let's make sure we have good frequency (cheap to implement) before we even think about investing in expensive infrastructure changes.

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