Comment 34748

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted October 13, 2009 at 09:48:14

Mahesh, I find your comments about how we've restricted our thinking quite interesting. It is true that from the start, we have approached this as a solution to the "mac to eastgate; water to airport" transportation challenge.

I think you may be on to something with the idea of a more concentrated looping system.

If we built a pair of intersecting loops that concentrated within the core, radiating feeder lines could be planned as future expansions once the benefits of the smaller core system are realized. A short loop on james->water->john st-> st joes and back down james, and a larger loop on main street->wellington->barton->york->dundurn->back down main.

then a future feeder can be built to mac, another to eastgate, and another to the airport.

Regarding the "East west corridor" mentioned in the article, what about barton? it has stretches of good building stock and is a corridor in dire need of a boost.

THe advantage of Barton over Main is that the intensification can happen with significantly less new construction... especially closer to the core.

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