Mar. 26, 2016

Too Little Too Late! - Facebook Exchange

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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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Now that we have a comprehensive map of the GO bus network overlaid on the GO train map, I couldn’t resist taking a look at the map to find opportunities for im...

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Judie Tam-Pirrie
 
Judie TxxxXxxxxx I lived up by South Lake Simcoe. It took almost an hour longer taking the go bus vs the car. Whenever we had to detour thru only a little of the city it added up to an hour. I don't think it would work for those using the go bus.
 
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Phil Prentice
 
Phil Prentice In late 2017 you will be able to take a GO Bus to Vaughan and then take the subway - On behalf of the City I'm sorry they are taking so long with expanding the subway network
 
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Judie Tam-Pirrie
 
Judie TxxxXxxxxx Phil Prentice No need to apologize Vaughn would be way out of the way for those that live up where i lived.
 
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Phil Prentice Extensions of the Yonge Subway (Line 1), and Bloor-Danforth-McCowan Subway (Line 2), would greatly reduce the number of GO buses required within that corridor
 
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Judie Tam-Pirrie
 
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.
 
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Phil Prentice
 
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!)
 
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Phil Prentice
 
Phil Prentice Or; you can do as my sister does - Drive and park and Yonge and Finch, and take the subway to and from work from there - Screw the Go Bus!
 
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Judie Tam-Pirrie
 
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 .
 
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Phil Prentice
 
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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Judie Tam-Pirrie
 
Judie TxxxXxxxxx i will thanks. Do you take the go bus ?
 
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Phil Prentice
 
Phil Prentice No - See above - My sisters drives to the subway and then parks
 
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Phil Prentice
 
Phil Prentice I drive but then occasionally drive to Downsview Subway Station and take the Subway to get to meetings or jobsites from there - Can't wait until the subway opens to Vaughan
 
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Judie Tam-Pirrie
 
Judie TxxxXxxxxx Phil Prentice It will help a lot of people and it's great the city is investing in public transit.
 
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Phil Prentice
 
Phil Prentice Too little too late unfortunately!
 
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Phil Prentice
 
Phil Prentice It was good sharing with you - Have a good night Judie smile emoticon
 
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Judie Tam-Pirrie
 
Judie TxxxXxxxxx Phil Prentice thanks it was nice. Enjoy your weekend.
 
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