This site includes
1) A warning about rapid climate change, which should affect all decisions on human activities that impact our environment.
2) A description of an essential new rapid transit line through the northern half of Toronto.
Rapid climate change is underway, and accelerating. Because of our collective negligence, decisions and daily actions continue to increase the emission of greenhouse gases that are heating our world and creating damage that, in some cases, are or will be irreversible. To view a summary description of what we are facing, please access the document below.
Urban transportation is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions; the 401RT concept described below illustrates the kind of transformation that needs to happen if a sustainable transport system in Toronto is to be achieved.
Rapid transit expansion initiatives for the Toronto area have consistently overlooked the most critical missing infrastructure component that can reduce overall road traffic congestion -- a single, continuous east-west cross-boundary rapid transit line across the northern half of Toronto, from Pickering to Mississauga.
Without such a rapid transit line, and even with currently approved or planned transit expansions in place, the core of the Greater Toronto Area cannot avoid ongoing traffic congestion and their related economic and social problems.
The 401RT described in the downloadable document below is also essential infrastructure if efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are to have a good measure of success.
The 401RT document describes many transformative advantages to the core of the Greater Toronto Area. The document also identifies and describes the necessity of a supporting extension of the Ontario Line north of Eglinton Avenue that intersects with the 401RT.
The 401RT is highly cost-effective, generating far more new transit users than several currently-approved rapid transit initiatives that would be made unnecessary with the 401RT. The document describes significant cost savings that should be realized by avoiding duplication.
Download the updated 401RT document and illustrative map below.
For more information, to provide comments, or to request more information, please contact John Stillich at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 416-400-0553.
NOTE: Other sections previously included in this website have been removed and will be relocated to other sites. These include:
A proposal for public transit in Innisfil, Ontario
Newburg: Embracing High Density at the Urban Fringe
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