Comment 114035

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted October 02, 2015 at 12:32:27 in reply to Comment 114031

I want to modify the high-order pedestrian path idea to consider a Gore Park LRT Station.

Removing sections of the Gore Park fence (blocking it from King St), and allowing people to disembark/board directly at Gore Park, will make the Gore Park area far more vibrant, with more pedestrians going in all directions. True to the "Complete Streets" theme, though, I also prefer to call it "inclusive street" or "inclusive area".

The removal of several sections of the Gore Park fence would make the area more people friendly, with people being able to go in all directions more easily. The park is looking much better nowadays, with its recent renovations & the brand new war memorial (with full color history all the way to 2014 Nathan Cirillo R.I.P.) is making it a far more fun area to visit, and less seedy now.

Let's make a corner of Gore Park as an LRT stop.

  • People can more easily access North, South, East, West.
  • Easier transfer to A-Line LRT
  • Easily easily walk down Hughson Street to Hunter GO.
  • Easily access new condos in the area. (better resident targetting)
  • More vibrant Gore Park area.
  • Amplifies the increasing popularity of Gore Park from recent park revitalization

No removal of trees is needed, just fence removal and about a 3-feet wide platform where the fence used to be.

MacNab can stay, for buses. We will still have express buses to bring people downtown, even when the LRT comes. But the LRT station should be at Gore Park, with a higher-order (shelter-covered) pedestrian pathway between Gore Park and MacNab bus station.

As part of higher-order pedestrian weather protection, a nice beautiful arch over James St between Gore Park and the sidewalk to MacNab. A great landmark of James St N entrance.

We can eventually have a complete high-order pedestrian path loop between Macnab Terminal and Gore Park LRT station (corner of King & James), between Gore Park and Hunter GO, and between Hunter GO and MacNab Terminal. This also makes City Hall access easier.

This also includes a beautiful "James Street North" archway as a weather cover when crossing King street walking between LRT stop & MacNab. We need a fancy monument archway to James Street North within 10 years (fundraising and budget permitting) -- and THIS IS IT -- doubling as the cover part of the high-order pedestrian pathway between MacNab Terminal and Gore Park LRT station.

Also, Hughson is a far shorter pedestrian route to the GO station than MacNab. Not all of us will walk from the MacNab bus terminal.

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2015-10-02 12:48:31

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