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    Toronto | Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    Yeah, the 25 york garage has a very short clearance if you look on google street view. I can't even imagine a larger Ford Transit would fit under the bar, never mind an actual box truck or semi. That claim that the 25 york garage was the sole access to Union's docks was plainly implausible. This...
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Agreed. If I'm not mistaken, the only place in Ontario where an HOV lane has a separate ramp that gives drivers two options on where to go, rather than just following the road it's on, is the southbound 404 HOV ramp which has exits to the southbound DVP and the westbound 401. That westbound 401...
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    YRT/Viva Construction Thread (Rapidways, Terminals)

    York Region's traffic signal timing is atrocious. I have the same experience on Highway 7 and even moreso now on Yonge Street in Newmarket. I tend to hit significantly more red than green lights every time I drive these routes; and the signal cycle times are absurdly long when there is minimal...
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Is there a date for the 400 HOV lanes opening? They've been completed for months now but blocked by cones.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    GO has widely stated that Bloomington is intended to alleviate the crush load that has existed for about a decade (before COVID) with parking at Aurora GO. Bloomington is close enough that some of the people in South/East Aurora, or who may be frustrated trying to find parking there, for whom...
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    Waterfront Transit Reset Phase 1 Study

    Wow, my goodness, I know we're all probably generally more interested in the LRT but I just want to call special attention to these shots from Steve's blog regarding the Martin Goodman Trail and cyclist/pedestrian separation: Are my eyes deceiving me, or did the City/WFT actually LEARN...
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    407 Transitway

    Yeah, this transitway has always seemed pretty crazy to me. There are FAR better uses of money out there. I don't recall ever seeing the 407 slow down below 110 in the few lanes towards the right, except for during a very severe snowstorm or accident. I don't see the transitway providing a...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    Thanks for drawing attention to that. I had read this blog post but somehow missed that detail! About time.
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    TTC: Easier Access Phase III

    I don't believe the AODA requires more than one entrance of any station to be accessible--correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the majority of stations with more than one street level entrance only have (or are slated to have) one accessible entrance. I also don't believe that it contains any...
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    TTC: Easier Access Phase III

    Difficult as it may supposedly be to make Spadina accessible (certainly I don't think it's any more difficult than many of the other stations), I don't believe the AODA would be satisfied by telling patrons to ride the 127 from Kendal/Lowther to the Bloor side of the station and transfer at St...
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    TTC: Easier Access Phase III

    True, though my point on that subject was regarding major transfer stations. Islington was a LOT busier with TTC+MiWay buses combined. Islington being inaccessible was a problem for many more people back when MiWay ran what seems to be a stunning 16 routes there per...
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    TTC: Easier Access Phase III

    Indeed! Just out of curiosity I looked at the Subway Map here which seems to be up-to-date (e.g. Runnymede) except for Wilson at the time of this post, and wow! Finally, the map of accessible stations is respectable. It used to be awful to...
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    GO Transit: Union Station Shed Replacement & Track Upgrades (Zeidler)

    The crossings are being grade-separated to support AD2W, and especially future every-15-minute, service. It is not practical for various reasons to have that much service running at grade. This was, as far as I know, always the plan for implementing RER and not borne from any particular public...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    Yes, there will be the intercity buses (some or all out of: TOK formerly Can-Ar, Ontario Northland, Greyhound, and Megabus), but I think people are also forgetting that with GO RER, a lot of the GO buses that currently serve Union will no longer exist or will run only in very odd hours (early...
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Yes, I've had the same opinion driving through it. Major Mack to Elgin Mills has been finished, including repaving all of the lanes and putting them back to full widths as opposed to narrow construction widths, since mid or late 2019 if memory serves (I used to commute that way). Elgin Mills to...
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    Toronto | Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    It's about time. While not perfect, this new wayfinding looks WAY better than the current garbage:
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Metrolinx has posted a timelapse video of the Highway 400 bridge replacements over Finch Ave. W from last month:
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    Dundas West/ Bloor Mobility Hub +interconnected hub network (Metrolinx)

    How exactly do you find them "unorganized", given that there's a piece of private property in the way of the tunnel that refused to allow them to build one? Do you know how long expropriation takes, or how disadvantageous it can be financially for the government as opposed to arriving at a...
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    Toronto Bike Share

    There would probably be an insanely high level of demand requiring many huge stations, and you'd basically need a team onsite every day during the summer rebalancing bikes between them. Or you could just have one cluster of locations in one single area of the island to solve that problem, but...
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Ah, that would make a LOT more sense! I was thinking of it as a "110 km/h pilot" not an "increase limit by 10 km/h pilot". I'd love to see Highway 7 between Peterborough and Ottawa increased to 90 too; it used to be a bit of a stressful drive with crazy passing, but there are a lot of new...