- Sep 12, 2007
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The problem is not the intensification but the fact that no new transportation infrastructure is built along side. You cant just keep building up along Yonge Street and expect the one street to handle unlimited growth. Just look at the looming disaster of World on Yonge development. The traffic increase will be crippling in this part of Yonge. The BRT was thoughlessly cancelled and the subway wont be built for decades is ever. Also, Toronto, Vaughan and Markham all magically think that road capacity is infinite and refuse to do anything on the broken road network. If Yonge is to be intensified, than the ring roads along Yonge need to be extended all the way up to Highway 7. That means roads like Willowdale and Hilda need to be widened and make to connect to Doris and Beecroft respectively. That would at least buy time until the subway is built.
+1. Just as the problem with the Yonge line being crowded isn't the Yonge line being crowded, but of the paralysis whereby there is nothing to offload. A shiny DRL dug underground to such important downtown nodes as Don Mills and Eglinton? Um, sure, but meanwhile the GO lines continue to ply the routes that many Yonge line passengers are travelling -- for more money, at piddling frequencies, just out of reach.