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YRT/Viva Construction Thread (Rapidways, Terminals)

Leo_Chan

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So it's essentially just a dedicated bus lane with fancy stops?
I’m not sure what you’re saying here. Are you asking a question (or criticizing) about the entire Viva Rapidway network, or are you just commenting on this segment (Yonge to Bathurst) not having any stops but having “fancy stops” at each end?

If they can get the light timing right, it will effectively be that.
There’s only 6 traffic lights on this segment, Bathurst at Flamingo/Worth, Hwy7 to Bathurst x2, Hwy7 at Hunters Point, and Hwy7 to Yonge x2, so I don’t think having light timing will help much.
 

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I’m not sure what you’re saying here. Are you asking a question (or criticizing) about the entire Viva Rapidway network, or are you just commenting on this segment (Yonge to Bathurst) not having any stops but having “fancy stops” at each end?


There’s only 6 traffic lights on this segment, Bathurst at Flamingo/Worth, Hwy7 to Bathurst x2, Hwy7 at Hunters Point, and Hwy7 to Yonge x2, so I don’t think having light timing will help much.
I meant the whole thing. The plan is that the entire Highway 7/Centre St will be this way. If they have all those lights timed, that would be good.
 

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I meant the whole thing. The plan is that the entire Highway 7/Centre St will be this way. If they have all those lights timed, that would be good.
Is it though? the main section has a full rapidway (both directions). Are you saying they may time the traffic lights for the reverse direction?
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Is the Yonge Street Rapidway going to be two curb lanes or in the middle of the road?
 

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Might just be me but, until there is some better prioritization on Yonge North of Finch Viva gets totally kneecapped, take a look at the congestion at Steeles:

What is the riding experience on Hwy 7? Does it have to wait at the lights?
 

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Might just be me but, until there is some better prioritization on Yonge North of Finch Viva gets totally kneecapped, take a look at the congestion at Steeles
The plan there is still to build the subway, so there's not much value for money in building a busway that'll be obsolete 10-20 years after it's built.
 

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Given how long it takes for a subway to get from talk to actual construction, they probably do have time to get their money's worth out of it.
Hypothetically, if the Yonge Rapidway was extended (or not cancelled) from Hwy 7 to Finch, the Will still be people at Yonge and Steeles standing at the interesection watching 10s of Viva and YRT buses pass by while waiting for their TTC bus. The fact still remains that people will wait or even walk for a TTC bus instead of taking YRT and TTC. Fare integration and proper advertising is necessary to remove this inefficiency.
 

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Especially how long it will take to get the DRL built first. The YNE is likely decades away.
"built" isn't the right word; funded is better. Construction isn't the fastest but still far shorter than getting to that point.

It is possible to build SCC, Yonge North, and DRL roughly simultaneously; 2 years between start times to allow for continuous tunneling by 4 TBMs.

Of course, we need to order TBMs first which could be done immediately if Ford had an interest in building subways rather than an interest in winning elections via misleading statements.
 
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