Comment 30256

By LRTSupporter (anonymous) | Posted April 18, 2009 at 10:58:03

The Metrolinx study is the real study to watch. They will be reviewing all LRT options for the B-Line and they are not within the sphere of local political influence, so their study should not be any bias towards one route or another.

Jason, it is important to remember that the track route is not what generates the street traffic and subsequent develpment intensification, but the proximity to LRT stations itself. Since King and Main are so close together between Dundurn and the Delta, the impact LRT will have on street life will be similar regardless of which street hosts the track.

403 ramp reconstruction is a bit of a red herring. The overpasses are due for reconstruction regardless of the LRT route. To me this sounds more like making the costing numbers fit the favoured approach.

I am a little less impressed by the work done by the transit office to date. The report has a cobbled-together feel with rambling bullet points and obvious typographical errors. Their route options are too limited, and they outright dismiss the contra-flow layout despite the fact that this arguably the most widely used LRT layout concept.

I think I'll wait for the real meat-and-potato assessment from Metrolinx's Benefits Case Analysis.

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