A balanced and workable
new transportation plan
for the City of Toronto
The 'Get Toronto Moving' transportation plan was developed by several volunteer key professionals since 1990, who consist of an urban planner, 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.
Improved traffic flow
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:
Support for the Yonge Subway northern extension as proposed.
Completion of the Sheppard Subway 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
Construction of a ‘U’-shaped Downtown Relief Subway Line 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 to
Extension of the Bloor-Danforth Subway east to connect to the extended Sheppard Subway at Sheppard Avenue East northeast of the Scarborough Town Centre (the Scarborough Subway).
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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Details of the recommended improvements to each of the different modes of transportation in Toronto are explained in the following pages in this web site.
See a one hour television interview with James Alcock, Chair of the Get Toronto Moving Committee about this transportation plan and the history of traffic gridlock in Toronto. Click on this link to watch the interview:
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.