Mar. 11, 2017

Subways

North York

  • Scarborough and North York Centres should be connected by subway; to do otherwise would be shortsighted

Markham ON

  • Markham should be connected with Scarborough and North York Centres by a subway along the McCowan Road Corridor

2nd Relief Line East

  • I do forsee the need for a second subway relief subway in the east by the time the currently proposed relief line is built
  • The next phases of my plans will propose a second relief line along King Street and Kingston Road
  • Based on the width of the roadway and current vehicular usage, Kingston Road is not wide enough for an LRT, and; the current proposal for King Street itself is to provide streetcars with a dedicated route

Scarborough East

  • Scarborough East does not have the density to justify the cost of a subway and will not likely have the density anytime soon
  • Barring the use of hyperloops or some unforseen form of new techmology, my future plans will propose LRTs (or possibly streetcars) in this area of the city

Durham

  • Unless the speeds and travel times can be increased significantly; a subway will never be practicle for public transit between Durham and downtown Toronto
  • However; I do believe that the density of Scarborough and Durham will eventually justify a subway betwen the two major centres for local service (or some form of new transit techmology)

 

LRTs

Scarborough

  • My plans propose the following LRTs for Scarborough with the LRTs being built as required to suit demand:
    • A Markham Road LRT connecting Kennedy and Eglinton, Centennial College Progress Campus, and Malvern Centre - This LRT would serve Malvern better than an LRT between Malvern and UTSC
    • An LRT between Ellesmere GO and UTSC connecting with Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough Centre Station, and Rouge Valley/Centenary Hospital
    • An Express LRT [the beginnings of an MBTD (Mississauga-Brampton-Toronto-Durham) Express LRT] along Lawrence Avenue East and Kingston Road between Lawrence GO and Highway #2 at Sheppard and Kingston Road - See My Proposed MBTD Express LRT at http://www.torontotransitblog.com/426314162
    • A Finch East LRT between Yonge and Finch and Malvern Centre
    • An LRT between Malvern Centre and UTSC
    • A Steeles East LRT between Yonge and Steeles and Malvern Centre
    • The Sheppard East BRT could also eventually be replaced by an LRT

 

BRTs

Scarborough

  • My plans propose a Sheppard East BRT between Scarborough Centre and Highway #2 at Sheppard and Kingston Road

 

Driverless Shuttlebuses

Scarborough

  • My plans propose the following Driverless Shuttlebuses for Scarborough with the shuttlebuses being built as required to suit demand:
    • A driverless shuttlebus between Kennedy and Ellesmere GO Station; Scarborough Centre; and the Markham Road LRT at Markham and Progress and Centennial College Progress Campus
    • A driverless shuttlebus connecting the Toronto Zoo with the Sheppard East BRT

 

NOTE:  I would like to qualify all of this by stating that hyperloops (or some other form of new technology) will eventually make the need and use of LRTs and subways obsolete

Nov. 20, 2016

This is the 5th draft of Phase IV of my SmarterTracks plan for rapid transit in Scarborough

This plan includes the following:

- A four-stop extension of the Bloor-Danforth (Line 2) Subway between Kennedy and Eglinton and McCowan and Sheppard [SSE]
- A subway connecting the Sheppard East (Line 4) Subway between Don Mills and Sheppard and the new SSE at McCowan and Sheppard
- A high-capacity parking facility at McCowan and Sheppard
- Preparation for an extension of the Bloor-Danforth (Line 2) Subway between McCowan and Sheppard and Markham ON
- A Markham Road LRT connecting Kennedy and Eglinton; Centennial College Progress Campus; and Malvern
- A driverless shuttlebus between Kennedy and Ellesmere GO Station; Scarborough Centre; and the Markham Road LRT at Markham and Progress and Centennial College Progress Campus
- An LRT between Ellesmere GO and UTSC connecting with Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough Centre, and Rouge Valley/Centenary Hospital
- Preparation for a Finch East LRT between Yonge and Finch and Malvern Centre
- An Express LRT [the beginnings of an MBTD (Mississauga-Brampton-Toronto-Durham) Express LRT] along Lawrence Avenue East and Kingston Road between Lawrence GO and Highway #2 at Sheppard and Kingston Road
- A Sheppard East BRT between Scarborough Centre and Highway #2 at Sheppard and Kingston Road
- A driverless shuttlebus connecting the Toronto Zoo with the Sheppard East BRT