Comment 37471

By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted January 27, 2010 at 05:29:33

  • Really? "I'm still officially supportive of Main St as my preferred LRT route, although as long as it's built, I don't care all that much."

Dedicated LRT tracks on Main could end up like this in spite of the best assurances: - since speed will be the key driver according to (realitycheck) who says - "Metrolinx' transit vision is to develop rapid transit lines, not streetcar lines. The B-Line LRT is not intended to be a shared streetcar route but a dedicated rapid transit route..."

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If we are lucky - Main could end up looking like this: alt text

Main once did look like this: alt text alt text

LRT on King always looked like this: alt text alt text

Main could also begin to look like this, if we stop asking it to be our backyard... alt text alt text alt text alt text ...and instead ask it to be the Grand Avenue of Dreams... to our new economy!

But then, how do we get there? When we are afraid to learn from our past... (destroyed history highlighted). alt text

This is how the Romans treated their roads back in 312 BC. It just wasn't about looks - it was the strategy behind the Appian Way, that reversed their fortunes:

Appian Way alt text

"Appian Way" as it appeared in Piranesi's imagination (1756).

Can we still afford not to care all that much?

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