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By matthewsweet (registered) | Posted October 20, 2010 at 20:01:26

Good post overall, I can't disagree with much of what you said.

I don't frankly understand why you would "never get on a streetcar that loads in the centre of the street". Is there a well documented safety concern with such a design that I'm unaware of?

I want to get back to the main point of the discussion, that being the perceived need for local routes in coordination with the LRT. For those who prefer to utilize a local service such as what you've described for yourself, services that currently operate away from Main/Queenston can suffice to service that need, with the possible addition of local feeder routes. Again I refer to the example of the Bloor/Danforth subway system, which has no local service running parallel to it that is any closer than the distance from Cannon or King to Main/Queenston. The change will be significant to those who currently use Route 1, but with headways of between 5-7 minutes, an LRT system will be much more popular than any local route. Frequency, reliability and comfort are just as if not more important than slightly longer walking times.

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