Looking out my window I note:I’m not seeing any reports of congestion at Spadina or Jarvis so far
1. Things do seem to be moving smoothly......virtually no vehicle traffic at all on King (and that that there is is seems to be well aware of the new rules and following them (no surprise here because if you work/drive downtown regularly then you have been made aware of this for a while....the shit show on Friday night through Sunday are a lot of folks who are not down here every day));
2. While the above is something to be optimistic about, the real test begins tomorrow....don't forget, Toronto is still largely a government and banking town.....both of those sectors are off work today
3. King looks weird and it is too bad we did not give a real try at just enforcing the old rules of no cars in streetcar lanes and no left turns and no parking during rush hour.....streetcars in left lanes and cars in right lanes during peak times maximizes the capacity of the road as built......it may have been necessary to get the point across but what we have had to create to get the streetcars moving just represents a purposeful waste of capacity....and in a city desperately short of capacity that seems sad.