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King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

thettctransitfanatic

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It is a great idea to turn the King car into the King LRT car, but auto gods will have to understand that transit along King is paramount. The pilot has proved that, now if a LRT is built with all theses connections coming in the future, it'll be a slap in the face for them they don't know is coming, but it benifits everyone else.
 

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So a row of express busses will be stuck behind king street cars. Will this actually be faster?
 

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There is room to pass on King
No, there isn’t. There is effectively only one lane each way on King Street. The former curb lane is used for transit stops, bike share stations, art installations, semi-permanent patios and taxi stands. There’s a right turn lane at every intersection but it’s not intended for passing because the lane ends on the other side. Unless streetcar drivers stop at an intersection to allow a bus to pass it on the right, which would be a tight squeeze for buses, then these buses will be driving in gaps between streetcars.
 
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Unless streetcar drivers stop at an intersection to allow a bus to pass it on the right, which would be a tight squeeze for buses, then these buses will be driving in gaps between streetcars.
That's exactly it. The drivers talk. TTC drivers are friendly to their fellow TTC drivers so I'd imagine if the bus driver wanted to pass, the streetcar driver would understand and allow it.
 

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Yes of course TTC has never thought about, or is incompetent about, whether there is room for buses to pass streetcars.
Yes of course some rando on a chat board knows more about this than the TTC.
/endsarcasm
 
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