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    Union station bike parking potential locations

    I was corrected on twitter, the bike coaches only hold 18 bikes (the Niagara bike train has theee coaches for a total of 54 bikes), but still likely displace 75 people…so the calculation above means likely go transit could subsize bike parking to the tune of 40$ a spot, assuming 10$ and 75...
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    Toronto Bike Share

    Yes the above is the simple case to illustrate why increasing bikeshare makes sense. I suspect actually what would happen is that the ridership on both would increase due to network effects and people switching from cars. 1) shorter rides where ttc is was delayed would move to bike 2) shorter...
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    Union station bike parking potential locations

    I agree that the existing private lots might be doable, they would need some work to make them functional and something people would want to use. They would also need some sort of public subsidy, because the actual amount people are willing to spend on parking is 0… If each bike coach displaces...
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    Union station bike parking potential locations

    I’m not sure if you’re saying that one person arriving by car is different than one person arriving by bike, or if you are saying that one foreign student with a bike on a go train is not equal to one bank manager unable to get on a full go train… I think in the first case the math is pretty...
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    Toronto Bike Share

    At $0.50 subsidy per ride vs $0.70 for ttc, the city could save a lot of money by just including bikeshare with the ttc monthly pass and with the 2 hour transfer. Bikeshare is at 5m rides, ttc is at 500m…if you double to 10m and ttc goes to 495m then you save 1m$ in subsidy between the two…...
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    Union station bike parking potential locations

    The new metrolinx lots have all the features, charging, little signs that show how many spots are left, 24 hour security, priority, car share, app integration, digital signage and easy access to the road. The union bike parking area is covered with hand written notices and hidden around the...
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    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    Yah, the least they could do is prevent new traffic sources on king and the other streetcar lines, especially when there are other options…
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    Union station bike parking potential locations

    My understanding is that they still have memberships available, but they are at capacity at some points…I don’t believe the current setup has ebike facilities…I believe one of the main reasons people don’t leave their bikes in greater numbers is that the cost is relatively high (1$/day)…which if...
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    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    A further improvement to chows plan, which doesn’t go far enough, is to shut down the driveways that dump cars onto king. The obvious one to start with is the major parking exit just east of York, it has other exits on Wellington; and no entrance. It dumps people onto king who must turn right...
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    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    Four of them between Spadina and sherbourne…all with alternative driveways to other streets.
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    Union station bike parking potential locations

    Given all the issues with moving lots of bikes in go trains, I’m wondering if there are locations around union that could massively increase the secure bike parking options at a reasonable cost to metrolinx (realizing they are building free lots for cars that cost north of 100m$ for low...
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    Toronto 2150 Lake Shore | 215.75m | 67s | First Capital | Allies and Morrison

    That's a lot of housing that's been approved for a long time being paused for a summer for a circus...weird that the city would be cool with that given it's such a big amount of affordable housing in their queue...
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    Toronto One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    This whole corner is a ghost town now. The bay is gone, Nordstrom is gone, apple seems to not want to be in the new building and the CIBC building is being redeveloped…maybe the city should use these buildings for homeless shelters or build a school or something…
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    Toronto Church of Scientology | ?m | 8s

    What I don’t understand is that this building really has no spiritual value…realistically I think if the city were to make a reasonable offer - ie maybe forgive the taxes and transfer ownership to the city…and in exchange the city builds a shelter or affordable housing and a community center -...
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    Road Safety & Vision Zero Plan

    I heard the biker was in the lane, and she was wearing a helmet. Truck was turning right and she ended up under the back wheel. In this situation it seems clear that side guards are necessary (from the pictures it didn't seem the truck had them). Secondly at intersections a cement post can be...
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    Waterfront Transit Reset Phase 1 Study

    If they are doing anything for the world cup at BMO field then at the minimum we are going to get an upgraded go station with better pedestrian flow. Ideally we get lakeshore electrified, the connection to Dufferin, the pedestrian bridge at Fort York, completion of Ontario Place redesign...
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    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    What do people think of putting stanchions at some of the busier stops...obviously this will work better when there are all flexity's and they can line up with the doors...but it would remove some of the rush and crowding that happen at some of the busier stops, and make it a bit easier for the...
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    My question is around incentives for bombardier to meet and resolve the MTBF issues. 1) they’ve already hit the maximum penalties under the contract 2) it’s unlikely that the ttc would cancel the contract if they fail to meet it, having only 60 vehicles for the next 5 years while another...
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    Union Station LRT Loop Reconfiguration (TTC, Proposed)

    So, back to Bay Street surface streetcar....benefits: 1) Can support east and west expansion 2) Can go north to king for connectivity with dedicated King transit way (routing options) 3) Can go north to queen for connectivity with queen streetcar (routing options) 4) Eventual connectivity with...
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    Toronto-Muskoka Rail Service

    I think GO Bus service to Huntsville and Parry Sound from Barrie would be a good first step. New stations need to be built with the following: 1) Car rental 2) Car share 3) Long term parking protected from elements 4) Location near highway - no need to enter the city The use cases they need...