Nithya is a senior advisor leading transportation and urban development projects in the Pembina Institute’s Ontario office. She has over five years’ experience analyzing policy and data to support coordinated land use and transportation planning.
Nithya is a transportation planner with experience working on projects in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. Her projects have included designing campaigns to encourage increased transit use and assessing performance of new transit projects. Before joining the Pembina Institute, Nithya worked at TransLink, the regional transportation authority in Vancouver, and Steer Davies Gleave, a U.K.-based transportation consulting firm. She holds a BA and a Master of Urban Planning from McGill University.
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Testing options for improving the King Street corridor through a pilot project is critical to getting people moving.
Finding ways to reduce delays and travel times on the King streetcar can increase demand for the service and provide a better travel experience for existing travelers.
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.
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.
For anyone who’s travelled on King Street during rush hour, it’s clear that the current flow isn’t working. It's time to rethink the design and allocation of space along King Street, to get the most people moving.