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Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

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You must be measuring with Imperial metres.
No, he's actually right in many places.

In the central and west end of Toronto until the corridor crosses just west of the 400, the hydro corridor is closer to Finch - as close as about 210m in some places, but generally closer to or slightly over 300m from the north sidewalk to the southern edge of the corridor. (If the northern portion of the corridor was used, than obviously the distance from Finch would be correspondingly larger as well.)

(Which also raises a question that I've not seen effectively answered by anyone who offers the corridor as a viable transit avenue - what do you do west of the 400, when the hydro corridor ceases to be an option?)

But east of Victoria Park? It's at or over 1000m from the north sidewalk to the southern edge of the corridor.

Dan
 

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No, he's actually right in many places.

In the central and west end of Toronto until the corridor crosses just west of the 400, the hydro corridor is closer to Finch - as close as about 210m in some places, but generally closer to or slightly over 300m from the north sidewalk to the southern edge of the corridor. (If the northern portion of the corridor was used, than obviously the distance from Finch would be correspondingly larger as well.)

(Which also raises a question that I've not seen effectively answered by anyone who offers the corridor as a viable transit avenue - what do you do west of the 400, when the hydro corridor ceases to be an option?)

But east of Victoria Park? It's at or over 1000m from the north sidewalk to the southern edge of the corridor.

Dan
We are in the Finch West LRT Thread, which has only ever been talked about as going as far as Don Mills. It is either about 300m away, or the hydro corridor does not even exist.
Beyond 400, there is no Finch hydro corridor so it would have had to follow elevated along Finch.
 

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We are in the Finch West LRT Thread, which has only ever been talked about as going as far as Don Mills. It is either about 300m away, or the hydro corridor does not even exist.
Beyond 400, there is no Finch hydro corridor so it would have had to follow elevated along Finch.
Hydro corridor would be good for an express service busway that GO and TTC could use (similar to Mississauga Transitway), for express service with only stops at:

-Yorkgate area/ Access for GO buses to Highway 400
-Finch West TTC/GO station
-Yonge/Finch station
-Bayview-Cummer
-Old Cummer GO
-Seneca/ Access for GO buses to Highway 404
-Bridlewood
-Finch East GO station (to be built)


Its not and would never be a solution or replacement for local transit.
 

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Hydro corridor would be good for an express service busway that GO and TTC could use (similar to Mississauga Transitway), for express service with only stops at:

-Yorkgate area/ Access for GO buses to Highway 400
-Finch West TTC/GO station
-Yonge/Finch station
-Bayview-Cummer
-Old Cummer GO
-Seneca/ Access for GO buses to Highway 404
-Bridlewood
-Finch East GO station (to be built)


Its not and would never be a solution or replacement for local transit.
Would only work East of Bathurst, West of Bathurst there's a ton of soccer fields, parks, and a lake.
 

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Would only work East of Bathurst, West of Bathurst there's a ton of soccer fields, parks, and a lake.
There are definitely some topological considerations, and I think the transitway would have to go south of the reservoir, utilizing the extra corridor space on Finch for a short period, but if painted soccer lines on grass are going to cancel transit plans in Toronto then we are truly lost. Surely they can be relocated or adjusted to allow for a busway to fit.
 

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There are definitely some topological considerations, and I think the transitway would have to go south of the reservoir, utilizing the extra corridor space on Finch for a short period, but if painted soccer lines on grass are going to cancel transit plans in Toronto then we are truly lost. Surely they can be relocated or adjusted to allow for a busway to fit.

From link.
 

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There are definitely some topological considerations, and I think the transitway would have to go south of the reservoir, utilizing the extra corridor space on Finch for a short period, but if painted soccer lines on grass are going to cancel transit plans in Toronto then we are truly lost. Surely they can be relocated or adjusted to allow for a busway to fit.
Would that be popular though? Or would it breed a ton of NIMBYism?
 

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