Gil Posted March 21, 2014 Report Share Posted March 21, 2014 I thought it was well known to the folks at Evergreen that TTC can't provide a bus service to Evergreen from Broadview Stn due to the steep slope along Pottery Road. You would think as a councillor, she would be aware of those issues in her own ward. Its been brought up before so this isn't a new finding if she gets the expected answer why TTC can't provide that type of direct service. I thought the work done on Pottery was to make it less of a challenge to use. The alternative to Broadview if they wanted a Bloor-Danforth connection would be from either Sherbourne or Castle Frank and then go through Rosedale using the Governor's Rd. bridge to Bayview. Unless the City wants to add a ramp to allow access to northbound Bayview from the Don Valley onramp from Bloor probably through the Works Yard . Subway Cres. is already like a zoo with all the traffic thats there. Even Aukland gets really congested with all the car/bus traffic especially with the new condos that have been built since that time. Unless they do something with the park and ride, or some of the parking I would say it would be really infeasible to do this, and even if this was done it wouldnt really solve the problem due to the amount of routes MiWay operates out of Islington. I'm not advocating moving ALL of the routes to Kipling. Just a select few. Again, when the express routes were relatively new (introduction of the 80-series) they operated out of Kipling. South on St. Albans to Subway Cres. drop off/pick up passengers and then continue back up to Dundas. The clockwise routing avoids the traffic backups from people trying to get into the commuter lots. Alternately, that handful of routes could drop off/pick up passengers at the east entrance under the Kipling Ave. overpass. From there they can access Kipling and Bloor. The only down side is that entrance doesn't have a ticket booth, but it is wheelchair accessible. So you're faced with a tradeoff. As for transferring between routes that serve Islington to the ones out of Kipling, there is a proviso in the transfer rules allowing for this. I've seen MiWay buses let off passengers at Aukland. If adequate notice was given that some routes would migrate to Kipling I doubt it'll be too much of a temporary inconvenience. The buses at Islington board in the fare-paid area, so hopping back on the subway to Kipling wouldn't incur another fare. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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