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SOUTH ETOBICOKE-MISSISSAUGA INTEGRATED PUBLIC TRANSIT PROPOSAL
FOR SOUTHERN ETOBICOKE, CITY OF TORONTO May 2016 Rev.
Copyright 2008-2016: Paul Chomik, P.Eng.
The Humber Bay Transit Hub Proposal includes a new GO Station (see Report pages 2-3, 10)
- A New GO Station located at Humber Loop will serve residents of 4 adjacent communities. [shown A thru D on above map].
- Residents from Windermere condominiums [D] have advised they will use the GO at Humber Loop to travel both east to Downtown and west towards Mississauga. (Residents at Mystic Pointe advised they prefer to use the Mimico GO Station).
- Park Lawn Rd provides major area access to the Gardiner Expressway and QEW, with on and off ramps, plus access to the Mystic Pointe condominiums.
- Park Lawn Rd/Lake Shore Blvd W is experiencing severe traffic congestion, negatively impacting residents at Parklawn-LSBW, who are having difficulty exiting and entering their properties by car, with concerns about past and future traffic accidents.
- Locating a GO Station on the NW corner of the Mr. Christie’s site will substantially increase traffic congestion on Park Lawn Rd with additional cars and buses to and from the adjacent communities with passengers for the GO Station.
- The distance from the Mimico GO Station to Humber Loop of approx. 2 kilometres meets the minimum required distance between Metrolinx GO Stations of 1.5 km, while the Mr. Christie’s site does not.
- A new “greenway” pedestrian and bicycle path, running alongside train tracks, will provide a quick a 10-minute walk to the Humber Loop GO Station for Parklawn-LSBW residents. Residents may also take a short ride on the TTC Streetcar to Humber Loop.
- A new pedestrian tunnel will run from LSBW under the train tracks and Gardiner Expressway straight into the new GO Station building at Humber Loop (see below).
- Locating the GO Station at Humber Loop will likely be far less expensive for taxpayers than at the Mr. Christie’s site, and will serve more residents, more efficiently.
- Transit planning should consider public transit needs 100 years into the future to protect the broad public interest—not just for today, or ahead for the next political election.