#### nfitz

##### Superstar

At the same time, 36 minutes is faster than the 38 minutes they published last year.16 kph average speed looks very bad, compared to how the street-median LRT was presented when Transit City was first introduced.

They did modeling primarily for the Sheppard East line in mind, but the assumptions would apply to any street-median line. The forecast was 22-23 kph for the 400 m average stop spacing, or 27 kph for the 800 m spacing.

For Finch West, the average spacing is 670 m, that's between 400 and 800 m. So, one could expect something like 25 kph.

16 kph is 1.5 times slower, thus if that new forecast is correct, the travel time will be 1.5 longer. For the cost of LRT, hopefully a better outcome can be achieved.

Sure, less delays is a benefit in any case, but if all we can get is 16 kph, then why not build a street-median BRT for a fraction of LRT cost.

Someone should dig out the EA, and see what it said in terms of travel times.