This only cost $8M. If it is a disaster, it can (and will) be undone. In the mean time, the TTC expects pretty significant operating cost savings. I'm somewhat skeptical that it will be a disaster, since bus traffic reduces the curb lane throughput for cars anyway.
Agree that the bike lane mixed with buses is a bit half baked.
'Half baked'. I would argue the best parts of the plan are a tenth baked for both bike lanes, and public transit improvement. And completely burnt when you look at impacts to motorists in terms of confusion and added congestion.
The sad part is this wont be undone until we are all paying hundreds of millions or more likely billions more after another chaotic unnecessary political battle that will ensue by from the various degrees of divisions being flamed within this scheme. We didn't need to spend $1 no matter $8 million to know how minimal any benefit to any mode this would be. The City can try to sell and force it upon us to accept as they have started and always do, but the reality will come out down the road. After a plan like this it likely wont be cost friendly or politically friendly.
"Priority Neighborhoods' means absolutely nothing to the City and will remain exactly that since there is no equitable plans to change, if anything this plan will help widen the divide in many areas. Absolute insanity and so painfully obvious where this is going and the damage on greater City building