Can Transport and Urban Design "Speak with Each Other"?

Firstly, the local transit agency (the TTC) is looking at an operational consideration for the ‘last mile’ such as mini-vans, or smaller shuttle vehicles available on-demand. This requires a level of funding that is not yet committed, and so demand will have to be gauged in the future. Secondly, as part of the recent EGLINTONconnects Planning Study, which sets out a vision for the length of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT (thecrosstown.ca ), the city is anticipating a shift in the modal split by approving wider sidewalks and new connected bike lanes. Finally, Toronto has an approach to design of both the transit infrastructure itself and the emerging context around it to support both the change in modes and the operational challenges. On Eglinton, the stations will have some combination of indoor and/or outdoor bike parking, designated taxi waiting areas, weather protected bus ...

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