Facebook Faceoff – May 30’16
Hi All - Attached are copies of the first six phases of the 2nd draft of my ten phase plan for rapid transit in Scarborough
Phase VI includes the following features:
- A three-stop extension of the Line 2 Subway from Kennedy and Eglinton to McCowan and Sheppard
- A subway connecting the Line 4 Subway from Don Mills and Sheppard to the Line 2 Subway at McCowan and Sheppard
- An extension of the Line 2 Subway from to McCowan and Sheppard to Markham ON
- An extension of the Crosstown LRT from UTSC to Malvern Centre
- A Markham Road LRT from Kennedy and Eglinton to Centennial College Progress Campus
- An LRT shuttle from Kennedy and Ellesmere GO Station to Scarborough Centre and the Markham Road LRT at Markham and Progress
- A Finch East LRT from Yonge and Finch to Malvern Centre
- An extension of the Markham Road LRT from Centennial College Progress Campus to Malvern Centre
- A Monorail or High-capacity Rapid Transit Line (HERT) from Kennedy and Lawrence GO Station to Pickering and Ajax with future extensions to the rest of the major centres in Durham Region
- A Lawrence East LRT between Yonge and Lawrence, the Relief Line at Don Mills and Lawrence, and the Lawrence Kennedy and Lawrence GO Station [with a possible extension of the Scarborough-Pickering/Ajax Monorail or HERT along Lawrence Avenue West to Pearson Airport and Brampton in the future]
- A Kingston Road LRT from the Waterfront LRT to Eglinton and Kingston Road
- A Detroit-Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal Hyperloop following the existing GO Train right-of-way [Non-stop between Detroit-Toronto, Toronto-Ottawa, and Toronto-Montreal] – If you don’t have faith in Elon Musk and SpaceX you are free to completely disregard anything I say on this one
Don't tell me we can't afford it - Keep in mind; though I state 20 to 25 years, the plan can be executed over a longer or shorter period of time depending on demand and affordability
It's basically automated maglev that runs on elevated rails.
The problem with the roads is that they are very congested already. At certain hours the vehicles are frequently stopped in the traffic.
My concern is that setting separate lanes for BRT would extra narrow the road and make it less accessible for private transit.