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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    This may be the case, but without the LSE how would they get any electric trains onto the corridor?
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    The GO lines pretty well all originated as freight lines, not passenger rail. The freight lines were built to serve industrial areas (or industrial areas sprung up around the freight lines), not urban centres, which generally do not want freight trains passing through. Most of the GTA's...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    Why was this not just included in the Crosstown/Crosslinx contract to begin with? They're both being built by Metrolinx to be owned by Metrolinx. Why are they building two stations side by side instead of one integrated station serving two different lines? To me, this is akin to them finding a...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    I believe in this case they took the direction from the TTC. Since the station already exists and is called Eglinton, they simply stuck with the same name. I think this is the TTC policy going forward for inter-change stations, so it'll come up again with the Relief/Ontario Line, most notable at...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    800 passengers/day would be an increase in traffic of more than 50% at Danforth! You can drive more traffic at pretty well every station by increasing service, but I don't think you're going to see much from that Line 2 connection. The transfer is inconvenient, and there's really no reasonable...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Well the station doesn't exist. There is one planned though, as well as one at Spadina and one at St Clair and King on the Kitchener line. (Whether any of those will actually get built is separate issue). That could be an awful lot of stations though. Consider that both Barrie and Kitchener...
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    TTC: Streetcar Network

    This is true, and I'm sure that if the TTC did move forward with making changes to the station they would design a new solution themselves. My point was just that this problem has been considered and there are possible solutions with the existing land use. That parking lot is basically decking...
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    TTC: Streetcar Network

    I don't disagree that the area is densifying rapidly, but you could (and should!) dramatically improve bus service in that corridor first. I think most people living in that area are taking the Gardiner, but even if they're taking transit downtown they'll likely have a better time heading up to...
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    TTC: Streetcar Network

    The Queensway is wide enough that you could probably manage a dedicated ROW most of the way from Humber loop to Sherway, but it doesn't have nearly the ridership to justify that much investment. You could extend the 512 down Dundas to Kipling station and then convert Kipling South to streetcar...
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    TTC: Streetcar Network

    They should just prohibit left turns here. While they could fit a left turn lane, the goal is to shrink the intersection to make it safer for pedestrians. Cars which want to continue from King onto the Queensway can take Jameson up to Queen and make the left there. Though if they're turning it...
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    GO Transit: Davenport Diamond Grade Separation

    It may not be a part of the RFP/contract, but the it was sold to the community as a package deal, along with electrification and public realm improvements. They're coming to talk to the community, so they should be prepared to talk about everything involved, even if it's just a passing mention...
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    Bloor Street West Bike Lanes

    That would be great. I am curious about what they will do at the Barrie and Kitchener line underpasses in general. It isn't necessary for the bike lanes to dip as far down as the car lanes, and it would be easier on cyclists if they didn't have to go as far back up. The Kitchener underpass is...
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    Bloor Street West Bike Lanes

    Right. They're installing bike ramps on the stairways as a part of the fourth track installation, but those stairways don't even access Bloor directly, you need to walk a ways along the sidewalk first. Routing via Randolph and the soon to be re-oriented Perth (which will include a WTR access...
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    Bloor Street West Bike Lanes

    Interesting that they trumpet that it will connect to the WTR. The current WTR-Bloor connection is extremely poor for bikes, I wonder whether they will actually improve the infrastructure at that connection.

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