Scarborough Transit Plan and Proposal
"I'm all for new roads, but the focus of my pages and websites is rapid public transit - I favour subways over any other form of rapid transit to preserve roadways for vehicular traffic, but I am open to all forms of transportation and think that there needs to be a balanced solution for all"Phil Prentice - April 4'17
As a past and long-time resident of Scarborough (presently residing in Brampton); I am passionate about the issues with traffic and the future of travel and transit within the GTA - My focus right now is on Scarborough, as that seems to be the issue of the day, and I am not as familiar or knowledgeable about the transit issues in the rest of the GTA
I am a huge proponent of subways for Scarborough, and am fully aware of the immense initial capital cost, however; as far as Scarborough is concerned, it is my assertion that the extension of Line 2 from Kennedy and Eglinton along McCowan Road to Scarborough Centre; and then later, the future connection of Don Mills and Sheppard to Scarborough Centre by subway are well worth the cost (and the wait, if need be), if that’s what it takes to do it right - Scarborough will be well served by SmartTrack, the Line 2 extension to Scarborough Centre, and the extension of the Crosstown East LRT from Kennedy and Eglinton to the Scarborough UofT Campus, for now, until other transit issues within the rest of the city have been addressed - Let’s wait and do the Scarborough and Sheppard lines right!
Please excuse my biases, but as long-time resident to Scarborough, I am much more familiar with the traffic and transit issues and needs for Scarborough and the surrounding area - Let's slow down, use our heads, wait, and do the Scarborough and Sheppard lines right
Following is is a link to PDFs with maps of the current proposal based on the Scarborough Transit Planning Update January 21'16 and the ten (10) phases of my proposed SmarterTracks plan -https://www.dropbox.com/s/wg5zacoftcpuqk7/Scarborough%20Transit%20Diagrams%20-%20All%20Phases.pdf?dl=0 - If you download and scroll through the maps, you can see the difference between the two plans and the progression of the various phases of my plan
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