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Friday, May 10, 2013

Toronto falling on Global Cities Index - transit is a part of it

The Global Index

First, check out this chart:


Follow the link above, check out the entire report - notice that there is not a single mention of Toronto in the report, at all. It's utterly un-noteworthy. It's been said "love me or hate me, but don't be indifferent" and that's exactly what Toronto is here - reflective of its tepid, insipid mediocrity. That's sad enough...but it gets worse...

Toronto's trend over the last five years?
  • 10th in 2008
  • 14th in 2010
  • 16th in 2012
We are entrenched in the wrong direction.

Better scheduling to help people get to work would be appreciated (and good for the economy, too)

Heading into the downtown core to work and participate as a productive member of society? 

Below is GO Transit's morning rush schedule for the westbound Lakeshore East GO Train, with my scribbles highlighting what I think is an issue.

6x less service to 416 commuters than to 905ers? (and it's actually more than 6x less, because 5 of those 6 rides available from Pickering are express).

C'mon, GO Transit, you can't do better than that?