Mar. 26, 2016
Too Little Too Late! - Facebook Exchange
Looking at the GO bus map, I think we can use existing GO bus routes to provide relief to the Yonge line --- thoughts?
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Judie TxxxXxxxxx i lived downtown for most of my life and you really aren't bothered by go buses they usually come out of union and get to the highway. I would not take the subway and then get the go bus. I tried it at finch and it takes too much time and it's too aggrivating. I know many i rode with who would not do that.
Phil Prentice True; transfers account for most of the wasted time taking public transit, but subways do work best for local service – According to the City’s own reports 45 to 50% of us use public transit for local travel – That’s what subways are so important for a vibrant city – That is why it would be a mistake to connect the Sheppard Avenue Subway to Scarborough Centre with an LRT – The lost time transferring from one mode of transit to another is about 9 minutes – That’s 9 minutes transferring at Don Mills and Sheppard, and another 9 minutes transferring at Scarborough Centre – Eighteen (18) minutes lost time for each passenger making both transfers – Eighteen (18) minutes on a 1 hour trip makes it a 1 hour and 18 minute trip (EACH WAY!)
Judie TxxxXxxxxx i'm an enviromentalist who always biked, walked or TTC'd when i lived downtown. I believe in public transit. I made a choice not to contribute to the pollution as a young women and i've kept it. Even when i moved to the middle of nowhere and at the time Go bus came every 3 to 4 hours. No public transit other than Go reached where i lived. I know people think it odd but it worked for me .
Phil Prentice My daughter feels the same way - She bikes or takes the TTC, but she's lives and works downtown, so it’s convenient for her – Her and my son-in-law share one car – Of course he usually gets the car wink emoticon - It still takes her about 40 minutes to get to work - We attended one the public transit planning meeting a couple of months ago – When she asked about what current plans they had that would help her get to and from work, and after asking where she lived (Runnymede Road and Dundas Street West), the answer was; hmmm ….. nothing much at the moment really [NOTHING for the next 10 to 15 years] – The City/TTC/Metrolinx representative was surprised to find out she lives and works downtown and it takes her 40 minutes to get to work (about 30 minutes by bike on a good day) – I asked her if she showers when she gets to work – The answer was no, she doesn’t sweat – Yuck!!! - I am a proponent for subways - We need a belt-line subway around the entire city - Extend the Sheppard subway west, and then south to meet the new DRL (Relief Line) at Dundas West Subway Station; THEN YOU'LL HAVE A TRANSIT NETWORK!!!
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Phil Prentice Visit my websites at www.TorontoTransitBlog.com andwww.SmarterTracks.com to view my proposals and ideas for the future of rapid transit for Scarborough, the GTA, and the surrounding areas