A balanced and workable
new transportation plan
for the City of Toronto

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The 'Get Toronto Moving' transportation plan was developed by several volunteer key professionals since 1990, who consist of an urban planner, civil engineers, a TTC employee and interested citizens. This was done to try to change the direction of transportation planning in Toronto and lead the city out of its current traffic gridlock crisis caused by poor planning decisions.

Introduction

There are three ways to end traffic gridlock: 


High-capacity rapid transit 
Improved traffic flow

Controlled development


The policy of this plan is:

The "Get Toronto Moving' Transportation Plan oversees policies and projects with the goal of improving the efficiency of all modes of transportation which are the choices of the people of Toronto, including automobiles, subways, cycling and walking within available corridors. 

The elements of this transportation plan for the City of Toronto consist of:


Rapid Transit


Extensions of Toronto's subway network, including three new east to west subway lines and extensions to existing subway lines:

Support for the Yonge Subway northern extension (Line 1) as proposed.
Completion of the Sheppard Subway (Line 4) east to connect to an extended Bloor-Danforth Subway near the Scarborough Town Centre and west to Downsview, ultimately extending west to Pearson International Airport and then southerly to Kipling Station and east to the Toronto Zoo
Construction of a ‘U’-shaped Downtown Relief Subway Line (Line 5) underground along Queen Street between Dufferin Street and Pape Avenue and then stretching north to join the Bloor-Danforth Subway at both ends. Eventually, it can be extended north at both ends to the Eglinton-Crosstown Light Rail Transit line.
Extension of the Bloor Subway west (Line 2) to Sherway Gardens
Extension of the Bloor-Danforth Subway east (Line 2) to  connect to the extended Sheppard Subway at Sheppard Avenue East northeast of the Scarborough Town Centre (the Scarborough Subway). 

Replacement of Toronto’s streetcarnetwork with new electric trolleybuses running in curb lanes. 

Increase service of GO trains to trains running all day every 15 to 30 minutes on all lines and add a new Crosstown GO service from the Junction area in Toronto's west end through Summerhill station and then northeastward to Markham and the new Pickering Airport along the Canadian Pacific North Toronto railway line. This would bring passengers into downtown Toronto at the north end through Summerhill station, thus relieving pressure on the transit hub at Union Station.

This system should be extended with additional new services, utilizing existing railway lines, to provide a continuous two-way all day network with service every 15 to 30 minutes which connects Toronto with Niagara in the south, Brantford and Cambridge in the west, Orangeville and Alliston in the northwest, Beaverton and Uxbridge in the northeast and  Peterborough and Cobourg in the east.


Roads

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Filling in gaps in the arterial street system including minor road extensions and new bridges to make broken streets continuous for traffic, buses and bicycles.
Synchronizing of traffic signals to a green light cycle to keep traffic flowing.
More one-way street systems utilizing pairs of parallel roads.
Increased use of traffic roundabouts at intersections. 
Curtailing the proliferation of new sets of traffic signals which cause traffic to stop more.


Bicycles


A new 100-kilometre network of continuous well-lit off-road bicycle trails cleared of snow in the winter. Bicycle lanes should be provided in the downtown core without the removal of traffic lanes.

A balanced and workable
new transportation plan
for the City of Toronto