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Northern Light

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Keele & Eglinton Intersection back to normal with cycles lanes on Eglinton.

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There's no trees and no room for any..................that's awful!

That will make the area very unappealing aesthetically and for walkers, it means no respite from the hot sun and no wind breaks.

I'm all for bike lanes, but those should have come at the expense of a lane of traffic, not streetscaping.
 

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There's no trees and no room for any..................that's awful!

That will make the area very unappealing aesthetically and for walkers, it means no respite from the hot sun and no wind breaks.

I'm all for bike lanes, but those should have come at the expense of a lane of traffic, not streetscaping.

According to the plans, trees will be planted around the station entrances. From link. You'll have to let your grandkids see the mature trees, unfortunately.

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There's no trees and no room for any..................that's awful!

That will make the area very unappealing aesthetically and for walkers, it means no respite from the hot sun and no wind breaks.

I'm all for bike lanes, but those should have come at the expense of a lane of traffic, not streetscaping.
While I'm glad these LRT projects are happening, it's unfortunate the street redesigns are happening at a time when it's not very politically possible to shrink bloated 4 lane arterials down to something more reasonable. First we have to get out of the mindset of "traffic will always increase" and instead, "how can we choke traffic down to a minimal level on urban streets".
 

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While I'm glad these LRT projects are happening, it's unfortunate the street redesigns are happening at a time when it's not very politically possible to shrink bloated 4 lane arterials down to something more reasonable. First we have to get out of the mindset of "traffic will always increase" and instead, "how can we choke traffic down to a minimal level on urban streets".
I think in the context on a crosstown arterial road like Eglinton 4 lanes is completely appropriate.
 

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I think in the context on a crosstown arterial road like Eglinton 4 lanes is completely appropriate.

So you want a treeless landscape where all the businesses will suffer financially and pedestrians are left with an unpleasant environment? Or you want to cancel the bike lanes?

Pick.

I don't mean to seem aggressive, but something does have to give.

I will unapologetically pick the traffic lanes.
 

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While I'm glad these LRT projects are happening, it's unfortunate the street redesigns are happening at a time when it's not very politically possible to shrink bloated 4 lane arterials down to something more reasonable. First we have to get out of the mindset of "traffic will always increase" and instead, "how can we choke traffic down to a minimal level on urban streets".

So you want a treeless landscape where all the businesses will suffer financially and pedestrians are left with an unpleasant environment? Or you want to cancel the bike lanes?

Pick.

I don't mean to seem aggressive, but something does have to give.

I will unapologetically pick the traffic lanes.

The city should ensure that sidewalks are a reasonable width, that there are bike lanes and there is enough travel lanes to handle the traffic.

How would a business suffer financially without having a tread street?
 

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So you want a treeless landscape where all the businesses will suffer financially and pedestrians are left with an unpleasant environment? Or you want to cancel the bike lanes?

Pick.

I don't mean to seem aggressive, but something does have to give.

I will unapologetically pick the traffic lanes.
Haha, don't make it all doom and gloom. The upgrades are already a massive improvement, and there's always potential to improve it in the future.
 

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The city should ensure that sidewalks are a reasonable width, that there are bike lanes and there is enough travel lanes to handle the traffic.

How would a business suffer financially without having a tread street?

Because I'm their target shopper and I wouldn't shop on a street I find ugly; or unpleasant to walk along.

The majority of customers for these businesses are not drivers; they are walkers, cyclists and transit users.

They are locals.

Make the experience unpleasant and they will go elsewhere.

The businesses on Eglinton don't win customers on price.
 

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Because I'm their target shopper and I wouldn't shop on a street I find ugly; or unpleasant to walk along.

The majority of customers for these businesses are not drivers; they are walkers, cyclists and transit users.

They are locals.

Make the experience unpleasant and they will go elsewhere.

The businesses on Eglinton don't win customers on price.

I guess you never shop....

Also, trees in a street are actually a bad thing. Their roots break up concrete and asphalt. Look at the old streets with mature trees that have not been recently repaved and you will see the heave.
 

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I guess you never shop....

Also, trees in a street are actually a bad thing. Their roots break up concrete and asphalt. Look at the old streets with mature trees that have not been recently repaved and you will see the heave.

We disagree about pretty much everything.

Trees are important to the environment; important to aesthetics, important to shade/wind conditions, and important to property values. All facts supportable by evidence.

Also, I'm not going to be patronized by you.
 

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We disagree about pretty much everything.

Trees are important to the environment; important to aesthetics, important to shade/wind conditions, and important to property values. All facts supportable by evidence.

Also, I'm not going to be patronized by you.

Haha, I feel the same way, I literally disagree with almost everything micheal_can says on this board.
 

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