Today the City of Toronto got one step closer to joining the long list of world-class cities using smart tools to control congestion and raise desperately-needed revenue for city-building, including transit expansion.
To date, efforts to curb freight emissions have not been a high priority for governments and civil society, but there is a great opportunity to find solutions and help Ontario achieve its emissions targets.
A new report is shedding light on the way rapid transit is funded in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). But while $39.3 billion in capital funding has been committed from governments, $28.8 billion is still needed to complete the planned 1,395 km network.
A transportation pilot project is the best method to understand how King St. and neighbourhood roads will be affected by changes to transit and road space allocation, and how these changes can improve travel for the most people.
The level of commitment from the provincial government to have a coordinated approach to land-use is what is necessary to ensure we are building communities that will support our future populations and protect our environment.
Improving transit on busy routes is not a new idea. Cities around the world have implemented measures to make transit run more smoothly. Toronto has the opportunity to improve transit on King Street, while creating a better public space.