Transit City full speed ahead
I will probably not make myself popular with the sort of people who like to hate Toronto. But the fact is that they have made a much better decision about how to expand their transit system than we have. And the Toronto Star is now reporting that seven new light rail transit lines are planned with work starting on the first this fall.
As has been discussed endlessly on this blog you get a lot more transit system for your dollars when you decide to go with at grade low cost LRT. And the impact on traffic that we seem to be so scared of is actually beneficial. Road space taken from cars and used by transit is a much more efficiently used for people moving. No, drivers do not like it and will make fuss – but they are a special interest group. Their case is made from the point of view of what is good for a few individuals not what is good for society.