Urban Planning - Challenges

Feb. 27, 2017

Ryerson City Building Institute - Published on Sep 6, 2016

Official Trailer for the Ryerson City Building Institute's Last Mile Meetup, September 20th, 2016: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/solving-t...

The "last mile" is the trek commuters make between home and a major transit station or from station to workplace. This problem will affect more people as the GTHA grows by an estimated 3 million over the next 25 years.

The “last mile” affects millions of GTHA commuters who often give up on transit because of infrastructure gaps. They drive their cars to and from work which results in:
• drivers paying more to operate their vehicles in gridlock traffic
• transit hubs becoming giant parking lots of underused land
• increased greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

Many communities are exploring different options to counter the "last mile", such as incorporating on­-demand ride­sharing and carpooling services, building cycling infrastructure and increasing the frequency of feeder buses. But are these approaches enough to address the explosive population growth expected in the GTHA?

This event will be moderated by Steve Paikin, Host of TVO's The Agenda.

Our featured "un-panelists" will include:

Joe Berridge, Partner, Urban Strategies
Lauren Isaac, Manager of Sustainable Transportation, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Geoff Marinoff, Director of Transit, Mississauga Transit
Ann-Marie Carroll, General Manager, York Region Transit
Murtaza Haider, Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Antoine Belaieff, Director, Regional Planning, Metrolinx
Elana Horowitz, Manager, Hub and Station Planning, Metrolinx
Kevin McLaughlin, Dir. Strategic Partnerships, BlancLink

For more information check out the event page: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/solving-t...