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    Gardiner Expressway Hybrid Design

    Even then, they've got FDR Drive if people really need to get up and down Manhattan in a hurry.
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separate bike lanes headed downtown)

    I've never had that problem, and reversible lanes are common in a lot of cities I've been to. Montreal, New York, Washington and Vancouver all use them in some places.
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separate bike lanes headed downtown)

    That's exactly what I'm suggesting. I'm not even sure that it would be necessary to eliminate the curb lanes south of Carlton. Church and Jarvis have the same 15 meter curb-to-curb width south of Carlton.
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separate bike lanes headed downtown)

    This makes no sense to me. Put them on Church Street. Church has space for wider bike lanes (they were very narrow on Jarvis), less traffic that'll be impacted, and gives better coverage of downtown -- not only closer to Yonge/Bay, but the bike lanes can go all the way north to Bloor (possibly...
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    Gardiner Expressway Hybrid Design

    And the motivation there was mainly to avoid damage & injuries/deaths from a future earthquake. And like every other example that people love to cite, there’s a much bigger freeway very close by — in this case, 10 lanes of Interstate 5 that are 500 meters away. I don’t think anyone would object...
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    The map also assumes it’ll be built the way it’s drawn, and nobody has faith in that. That’s the real driving force behind the subway extension’s public support. More lines & more stops means more opportunities to create a “second phase” that inevitably gets cancelled (see: intermediate stops on...
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    Toronto Bike Share

    They’re putting stations along the Don Valley Trail.
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    TTC: St. Clair Streetcar Right Of Way

    Because that would be an unnecessary duplication of service if the 511 is extended north to St Clair West (which is the whole point of this).
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    TTC: St. Clair Streetcar Right Of Way

    Are those people going north of St Clair coming from somewhere along Bloor-Danforth, or are they just taking Bloor-Danforth because that happens to be where the bus ends? It’s fully possible that the average passenger will get better service if the 7 bus takes them to St Clair West instead of...
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    Toronto Bike Share

    Looks like a new station got added on Annette Street a couple of blocks west of Keele, as well as one at Coxwell and Gerrard.
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separate bike lanes headed downtown)

    I think the Bathurst crossing is a big pain point for this. Despite being a "pilot project" the city did a permanent rebuild of the Bathurst & Adelaide intersection to make room for a right side bike lane. Now the city needs to move it to the left side, and the waiting space on the west side of...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    In downtown, sure. In some parts of the city there isn't one for 2 km in all direction. (A few examples: Wexford, Jane & Sheppard, some parts of Scarborough north of the 401, Eglinton between Black Creek Drive and Kipling) Yes, it's being overblown, but it is still a real issue for a...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    It's cheaper to have an exclusive retailer than to pay commissions to anyone who's interested, like the TTC used to do. Shoppers takes a much smaller margin because being the only stop for Presto helps to increase sales of other products. Metrolinx gets to keep an extra 1% or 2% of their revenue.
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    Before the TTC's full rollout, I'd never seen any issues with Presto. On Go Transit it worked flawlessly, on YRT the only flaw was the lack of availability on TTC buses, and the TTC had machines in a bunch of subway stations (downtown stations and transfer points) that all worked flawlessly as well.
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    That should be pretty obvious. Most car traffic is people going to/from their work, and most truck traffic is deliveries to/from Toronto businesses. Montreal is a smaller urban area than Toronto and they've got an extensive network of highways - four east-west and four north-south freeways...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    Ah yes. The folks who gave us hits like "showing card balances is illegal without an audible option" are the infallible authority on this.
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    Church-Wellesley Village

    They usually have them in little metal bowls at the bars.
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    Church-Wellesley Village

    A big issue in this city is that there's an extremely complicated process for getting a new nightclub license, and even if you go through the entire process the city has the power to arbitrarily deny applications (which they currently do for any application outside of the entertainment...
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    As far as I'm aware that "war on grass" didn't go anywhere. I don't think it's even real grass... I believe they'd be using some fake turf.
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    There's a lot of bus routes with just as much pedestrian traffic as any streetcar route. And in any case, there's no way for a streetcar to end up anywhere near the sidewalk. Seems to me like the bigger issue is people carelessly jaywalking with the impression that the streetcar tracks are...

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