They're not going to hit the original 2020 date, that's for sure.Just me or do none of these look anywhere close to completion?
While I think transit planners should push for this to be changed, bureaucratically right now as it stands, its out of their hands.Transportation planners in this city really love taking the word "rapid" out of "rapid transit."
What a joke. Light rail transit is wasted on this city.
Which means this bunch of people will lose their power, budget and even their jobs...While I think transit planners should push for this to be changed, bureaucratically right now as it stands, its out of their hands.
Signal priority is determined by the department of Traffic Systems Operations in Toronto, and they are a very old school pro-car crowd of people.
What needs to happen is that signal priority needs to be handed off to a third party in the city that decides based upon empirical evidence of whats best for all transit users.
It will only change when the "pre-2000's Toronto" boomers who run this city die.It's just Toronto being its usual self. It'll never change.
Bunching in the tunnel at Laird, here we come!!<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This effing city. 15 years & billions of dollars in the making and the Crosstown is only going to have "limited signal priority." <a href="https://t.co/30wWPkRnEQ">https://t.co/30wWPkRnEQ</a></p>— John Michael McGrath (@jm_mcgrath) <a href=" https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Something we fear the most...glorified streetcar
They sure don't look like they were at a point two years ago, or a year ago, that would have allowed anyone to say confidently that the project would finish on time. Yet, that's what everyone - ML, last government's politicians, and this government's politicians - all said.Just me or do none of these look anywhere close to completion?
A bit of a de-urbanization approach. But by golly it gets the job done.I made this crude mock-up in Paint 7 years ago, probably for this thread. Everyone ignored it then. Here it is to ignore again. Grade separate the traffic, not the transit. Then add in the station with a simple crosswalk.
Ummm no. That will destroy the Don River which would be touching the bottom of this loop. Given the accessibility consideration, there will still be a traffic signal for pedestrians crossing the tracks. This dumb ass city still haven't figure out the timing and will allow the signal to turn red when trains are approaching.