I am seeing Jane mentioned a lot, and it indeed has the ridership numbers.I prefer the ring line using Jane....it's already one of the busiest bus routes, so merge it into the Jane LRT concept
But on a point-to-point comparison with Dufferin, is Jane really that more attractive?
Jane & St. Clair is straddling a rail corridor and has very minimal redevelopment potential, while Dufferin & St. Clair is in the heart of Corso Italia.
Jane & Eglinton is in the Eglinton Flats, there is zero redevelopment potential, compared to Dufferin & Eglinton, where there is plenty.
Jane & Lawrence nad Dufferin & Lawrence are fairly comparable, but I would say that Dufferin street between Eglinton and Lawrence has significant redevelopment potential while Jane has just some.
North of Lawrence, on Dufferin there is Yorkdale Mall. Jane has to travel another 6km to reach Jane&Finch neighbourhood, which will be connected with FWLRT anyway. Unless the idea is to veer to the west and reach the apartment complexes on Dixon?
My prediction: Jane bus ridership will change significantly after FWLRT and Egliton Crosstown opens. Jane&Finch area residents will travel east on FWLRT to Spadina, while the rest of Jane ridership will be cut in half as buses detour to Mt. Dennis. So maybe we will have to wait untill ~2022 to know what to do with Jane.