Toronto Party Transportation Plan
I felt we need a new thread as this is a full plan
Support for the Spadina and Yonge Subway northern extensions as proposed.
Completion of the Sheppard Subway east to the Scarborough Town Centre and west to Downsview
Construction of a ‘U’-shaped Downtown Relief Subway Line along Queen Street stretching to Eglinton Avenue and Jane Street in the west and Eglinton Avenue and Don Mills Road in the east
Extension of the Bloor Subway west to Sherway Gardens
Extension of the Bloor-Danforth Subway east, replacing the Scarborough Rapid Transit Line to the Scarborough Town Centre, and extended further to the Toronto Zoo (the Scarborough Subway).
Construction of an Eglinton Subway from Pearson International Airport to Kennedy station on the Bloor-Danforth Subway line in Scarborough
Two new tunnelled expressways within existing utility corridors:
Highway 400 Extension replacing Black Creek Drive and extended south in a tunnel under the Georgetown GO rail corridor to the Gardiner Expressway at Strachan Avenue, as a new airport link route.
Highway 448 along the wide Gatineau hydro corridor across Scarborough from the Don Valley Parkway south of Eglinton Avenue East to Highway 401 at Morningside Avenue, acting as a Gardiner Expressway eastern extension and relieving the heaviest traffic congestion on the Don Valley Parkway north of Eglinton Avenue East
Improvements to existing expressways:
Rename Allen Road as Allen Expressway and construct improved ramps to the Allen Expressway at Eglinton Avenue, Lawrence Avenue, Transit Road and Sheppard Avenue.
Eventual replacement of the elevated Gardiner Expressway with a new cable-stayed viaduct above the Lakeshore rail corridor and Union Station, and convert Lake Shore Boulevard into a grand tree-lined waterfront street
Filling in gaps in the arterial street system including minor road extensions and new bridges to make broken streets continuous for traffic, buses and bicycles
A Highway through lower Scarborough might be controversial
Bicycles and Others
A new 100-kilometre network of continuous well-lit off-road bicycle trails cleared of snow in the winter
New technologies to improve transport safety, convenience, efficiency and the environment including traffic management, lighting and subway efficiency.
Using private finance initiatives (PFI) to provide funding for construction.
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Toronto is blessed with being a lakefront city with a wonderful waterfront. However, the downtown part of this waterfront is not being utilized properly. New condominium towers, wide railway tracks on a berm and the ageing elevated Gardiner Expressway help to cut the city off from the waterfront.
Traffic gridlock has become part of the daily lives of many frustrated commuters who enter downtown Toronto, coming from the west and north-east areas of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). More than 200,000 vehicles use the Gardiner Expressway every day, though its original design capacity was only for 70,000. Additionally, traffic gridlock is increasingly becoming bi-directional during rush hour, due to people living in downtown and working in other areas of the GTA.
All four modes of transportation must be acknowledged during the revitalization process of the waterfront.
Thoughts? Praise? Criticism?
Wow the only question is how much this would cost…and would grand children’s children be able to bike from one end of the city to the other?