This site includes 1) a description of an east-west rapid transit line across the northern half of Toronto, 2) a broader look at rapid transit expansion opportunities in Toronto, and 3) an example of high density greenfield development at the edge of an urban area.
They are preceded by a warning about rapid climate change, which should affect all decisions on human activities that impact our environment.
Rapid climate change is underway. Because of our negligence, our 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 irreversible. To view a summary description of what we are facing, please access the document below.
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 suburban middle of the GTA, from Pickering to Mississauga. Without such a rapid transit line, the core of the Greater Toronto Area cannot resolve automobile dependency, traffic congestion, and their related problems. It is also essential infrastructure in critical efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
To view "A Case for a 401RT", download the file below. To read the full description of the 401RT concept download the 401RT document (updated to July 30 2020) below, and the illustrative map.
The Next Connections document is being updated. Available by November 1.
Fundamental changes to traditional low-density greenfield urban development in North America is an essential to the fight against rapid climate change. The downloadable document below, called "Newburg: Embracing Urban Density at the Urban Fringe", illustrates how 10,000 people and jobs (or more) can be accommodated in a single square kilometre of greenfield land in a very pleasant manner. Download the full document below.
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