TORONTO'S EXPERIENCE IN PLANNING NEW LRT AND HOV CORRIDORS - SELECTING THE RIGHT MODE

Metropolitan Toronto (Metro) has long relied on its rapid transit system as a key resource to provide for the mobility of its populace and to stimulate and direct development in desired directions. However, because of continuing growth in population and travel, Metro's roads have become overtaxed. Opportunities to expand this network are scarce and it is necessary to use the existing capacity more effectively. This paper describes two projects currently being implemented in Metro in this regard. The first is a 300-km. network of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes to improve auto occupancy and speed transit service. The second is the Spadina LRT which will link new developments near the waterfront to the subway system.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 153-157

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1996 12:00AM