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I believe these lanes were specced back in 2012 or 2013 - bike lane design standards were way worse back then.

The Finch LRT has far better specced bike lanes, including a tunnel around the 400 interchange, as it was tendered later and could have more modern design standards applied.

You see the same thing with the Viva BRT projects - the initial lanes on Highway 7 in Markham haver fairly poor painted lanes but the more recent portions like in Thornhill have curb separated cycle tracks.
 

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What's the speed limit for motorists along Eglinton Avenue? 50 km/h? 60 km/h? The traffic lanes look like they are DESIGNED for speeders doing 100+ km/h.
unless you put roundabouts and speed bumps every 200m every straight road has people speeding very fast in the dead of night...
 

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Instead of "speed bumps", use "raised crosswalks".

Big concern for that is long term viability with heavy traffic and buses. This is good for quiet neighbourhoods but not feasible long term for a major artery road like Eglinton. Guarantee there will be refurbs of those every 5 years due to heavy usage and buses forming depressions over time when they drive over them
 

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Big concern for that is long term viability with heavy traffic and buses. This is good for quiet neighbourhoods but not feasible long term for a major artery road like Eglinton. Guarantee there will be refurbs of those every 5 years due to heavy usage and buses forming depressions over time when they drive over them
Use concrete instead of asphalt at crosswalks.
 

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I don't think I've seen this posted here yet.
Obviously it's too early to make any proclamations about performance without signalling in place, but I must say that speed and performance does look very solid in this early stage of testing. It's nothing like the early days of ION testing, where LRVs were running very slow. It's plainly evident that this performance significantly better than the existing bus network.

Now we wait to see how the signal priority will perform. I wonder when we'll see testing of it.
 

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Obviously it's too early to make any proclamations about performance without signalling in place, but I must say that speed and performance does look very solid in this early stage of testing. It's nothing like the early days of ION testing, where LRVs were running very slow. It's plainly evident that this performance significantly better than the existing bus network.

Now we wait to see how the signal priority will perform. I wonder when we'll see testing of it.
For Toronto's Transportation Department, that means the single-occupant vehicle turning left gets priority.
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Obviously it's too early to make any proclamations about performance without signalling in place, but I must say that speed and performance does look very solid in this early stage of testing.
Yes, performance looks much better with an increased playback speed. It's all part of how Metrolinx is bringing faster transit options to the GTA.
 

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^I have been replaying that video with an eye on the autos - it seems that the lrv keeps pace with the road vehicles, sometimes the lrv pulls ahead at lights but the traffic catches up at the next light. My impression is the overall velocity has potential, depending on the. dwell at stops and lights.

- Paul
 

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I have been replaying that video with an eye on the autos - it seems that the lrv keeps pace with the road vehicles
At what timestamp? I feel like mid-block the cars are still whipping by when you would expect both to be at the same speed, there is one small stretch where it seems the vehicle guess the same speed but with the lane restrictions the cars are facing it is hard to know if that is congestion, and only when the light is unfavorable to the cars does it catch up and even then that only occurs rarely. This LRT may be able to go 60km/h but I don't feel this is showing that yet and if it is they need to put some speed traps here for the cars.
 

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Don't read too much into that video.

It was shot back at the end of May from one of the cars being moved from the offloading location to where they are being stored in the tunnels between Laird and Leslie. It was given a police escort to ensure that no one was going to try and turn left across it. The ROW signals were not activated as yet nor were the signals for the interlockings, although they've started activating those over the past week or so.

They still haven't released video from the few runs that they did run shortly after delivery, and they aren't likely to make any performance runs - testing everything, at full speed - anytime soon.

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I couldn't get photos, as I was driving............but crews were laying sod in the ROW yesterday between Warden and Birchmount. Lots of it.

I don't know if this is more testing, or if they've made up their minds, but they were doing a good 200M stretch anyways.

They had a watertruck driving by it spraying all the new grass down.
 

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