York Urbanist

Transits Dark Side?

March 2nd, 2012

Rob Ford is right! I never thought that would be uttered here. If Toronto is ever to enter world class, a looped underground system of transit is necessary. London, New York, Tokyo all manage their transit efficiently underground. Toronto’s difficulty is that they wait until the costs escalate in the urbanized areas to plan the system.

There is an opportunity right now in York Region to avoid the same mess by contemplating underground along what 30 years ago was called the Greenbelt – Highway 7. Has that even been considered? Hopefully consideration is being given to at least retaining a corridor for such, even if it is a generation away.

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