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  1. BMO

    Car free Niagara Falls

    It's a cool idea, that probably has merit given how busy and difficult it is to drive, anyway, during peak seasons. Why not give some more space back to the public realm to benefit greater numbers of people? You could even design some flexibility so that more space is given to pedestrians in...
  2. BMO

    Toronto Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    A lot has changed since the pandemic, and the route has been delayed while we've had record population growth. I'm excited to see how it all plays out when it opens! I was just curious what others' thoughts were. Glad everyone seems to think we have nothing to worry about.
  3. BMO

    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    That's unfortunate. The way you've explained it, it makes sense why they don't want to draw attention to it.
  4. BMO

    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    Does anyone have some context for when the long-term plan for Eglinton Connects is planned to be built? I've noticed the City promoting Eglinton TOday which the material says is an interim solution to Eglinton Connects, but I'm struggling to find any concrete commitment to when the...
  5. BMO

    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    fair enough if that is the plan. The information on EglintonToday's web portal and the notice I received made no mention of it so I was concerned, but if it's a matter of creating an interim solution that will be upgraded over time that would make sense.
  6. BMO

    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    Maybe I'm mis-remembering, but didn't the original Eglinton Connects anticipate a rebuild of the street with cycle tracks in the boulevard? I would be able to confirm but as is typical with the city they just remove all the previous documents from public access and essentially just say a study...
  7. BMO

    The Coming Disruption of Transport

    Pedestrians will still need to cross the road. Which means lights will have to change cycles so capacity would be hampered as roadway volume increases. Any form of mobility has a maximum theoretical capacity. We will still be asking the same questions, and having the same concerns about...
  8. BMO

    Toronto Toronto | Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    I used to work in the area and stopped by here quite a bit. Hard to believe it's been this long.
  9. BMO

    Richmond Hill Toronto | Yonge Line 1 North Subway Extension | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    What's been going on with the Gateway lands around Langstaff? Also between 28:30 and 30:00 of the video was painful...for the VP of the subway project and technical expert. I guess you don't need to know why you're designing a subway
  10. BMO

    TTC: Easier Access Phase III

    How does this take three years to complete? Is it because it's being completed are really small intervals to reduce costs?
  11. BMO

    Toronto Toronto | Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    That's not how consulting works lol
  12. BMO

    Toronto Toronto | Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    Not to mention....we may have emerging technologies and other urban/planning changes that may change how the city functions in 50 years. Planing for further than 20 or 30 years is basically like throwing darts at a board.
  13. BMO

    Richmond Hill Toronto | Yonge Line 1 North Subway Extension | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    It really is a shame that we're so focused, in Toronto, on building entire lines in one go rather than allowing things to be gradually built over time. I wonder if it's because of how our approvals process for TPAPs and EAs function whereby you essentially have to have a fairly detailed idea on...
  14. BMO

    Toronto Toronto | Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    There was a point when this would have been true. Unfortunately, ever since Rob Ford became Mayor, they've been solely focused on "gotcha" journalism and are more concerned about stirring the pot than actually providing the facts sot hat the reader can make their own decisions. Can't really...
  15. BMO

    Sheppard Line 4 Subway Extension (Proposed)

    As someone who works directly on Spadina and lives on the Spadina Subway line, I will always go to King and take the King Streetcar rather than taking the Spadina streetcar. I'm convinced that the Spadina streetcar is my least favourite line in the city that doesn't particularly do anything...
  16. BMO

    Toronto Toronto | Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    I guess you need to know an estimated cost of something before committing funding for it. At this stage the range in how much it could cost is too wide.
  17. BMO

    Toronto Toronto | Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    People are so upset with Ford that no matter what he does you'll get people upset with him. This is combined with the Toronto Star's constant pursuit of a "Gotcha" moment. We had no committed funding for the DRL all the way to Eglinton and as far west as Exhibition. It was just going to be...
  18. BMO

    Toronto Toronto | Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    People are glossing over the fact that the Ontario Line, although only sharing 3Km with the previous DRL, will actually be using the same alignment through the most complex part of the route (Downtown Toronto) where the stiffest engineering challenges exist. Using the existing rail corridor...
  19. BMO

    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    Because your phone can receive the payment credentials directly onto your phone from the PRESTO server, whereas a PRESTO card relies on the machines on the buses and at the stations to be updated so that they know that your card has had a top up. It's why when you do a top-up at Union station...
  20. BMO

    Richmond Hill Toronto | Yonge Line 1 North Subway Extension | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    With all due respect, I understand what you're trying to say, but many drivers that park at Finch Station don't use Yonge Street to get there. To distill future or even existing numbers based on Bus Ridership and vehicles along Yonge Proper doesn't give the full picture. The catchment at Finch...

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