If you really need to answer such an obvious question, there's really not much point responding is there?
Will there be anyway to separate in the West and East Eglinton portals so that cars don't accidentally enter the tunnels, especially with the ATO in Eglinton tunnels, unless the LRVs are specified to have specialized sensors that will do an emergency stop automatically if a vehicle is within radius.
The only access point I recall to residential properties between Brentcliffe and Leslie is the temporary construction road that your not allowed to drive on unless you are a firetruck or construction vehicle. I don't believe that will remain ...
Ah, that's an interesting thought. Hmm, if we let pedestrians cross the tracks at some GO stations, should we worry at an LRT stop where all trains will stop?
You should be sold since that's just the reality. Ford and Miller both threw established transit plans in the trash. The only difference is Miller waited a term to do it, and Ford took about three seconds even with funding in place. Unless we make the TTC Chair an elected position, the Mayor holds most of the cards in Toronto's transit planning.As a taxpayer and transit user, I'm not sold on the idea that barely a month into a new mayoralty term we must chuck fundamentally sound designs and plans based on the whims of someone who has no claims to expertise on anything transit related.
You should be sold since that's just the reality. Ford and Miller both threw established transit plans in the trash.
I would agree that the bigger concern is what larger scheme Ford will or will not put forward in the new year. That being said, this current thread has turned to the alignment issue because there are some people who believe that any and all steps to fully grade separate Eglinton, regardless of cost or reasonableness, must be taken to make it somehow appealing to the 'underground or nothing' new mayor.
What was the state of the transit plan that Miller supposedly threw in the trash?
Did it have funding in place (even if for only part of the plan)? Did it have completed detailed plans and designs? Did it have contracts signed? Did it have construction starting or about to start?
It seems silly to try and make them seem equivalent..
Eglinton is not the place to penny-pinch, especially when it means the difference between a fully grade-separated LRT subway, and a full grade separated line*.
*except for one at-grade intersection
So I think it's somewhat hypocritical to praise 1 mayor for throwing a transit plan in the garbage, but condemn another for doing the exact same thing.
This is what remains our fundamental difference of opinions.
Unless I am mistaken, you are only interested in an Eglinton line running in the underground portion from west of Keele through to Don Mills. In that situation, then yes, fully 100% grade separation has a good case.
But for those of us interested in seeing the line extend on the surface well to the west and east of those locations, there is still not the demonstrated discernible benefit to going hog-wild isolating the Eglinton-Leslie intersection given decent signal priority can achieve the same level of service speed at a fraction of the cost.
Have I "praised" Miller for "throwing" away previous plans (which included higher order transit on Eglinton, Finch and in Scarborough, among other TC similarities)?
My point is that regardless of past history, we are oh-so-close to actually starting major needed rapid transit infrastructure, further along than we've been in a very long time (even the Harris-canceled Eglinton subway was only going to be a token stubway from the Allen a few kms to the west). But now we're being told that's out the window and we'll be back to another several years of planning and discussing (starting from the ridiculous initial premise that unfunded gravy train subways where there is not the demand are the only way to proceed).