The TTC is proposing to rationalize the placement of stops, with the goal of making streetcar stops safer, and reducing the need for vehicles to stop frequently at closely-spaced stops.
The full TTC proposal is here:
Essentially this proposal affects various classes of stops:
- Sunday stops. These are a holdover from the days of “Toronto The Good” where even operating streetcars on Sundays was considered a dubious undertaking. These stops provided close access to churches, but they are primarily found in the older part of the system. (There are a few special cases for use early on Sundays when the subway is closed.) Sunday stops were eliminated when the St. Clair and Roncesvalles streetcar lines were rebuilt, and they will now be dropped throughout the system.
- Some stops are not located at traffic signals or crosswalks, and these can take motorists unawares because they are not prepared to stop for other purposes. The TTC would like to rationalize such stops to better locations.
- Some stops are very close together for no evident reason, and the TTC proposes to consolidate stops.
What are your thoughts on eliminating some 501 Queen stops on the Lakeshore?
What about eliminating the 29th Street westbound stop, as it is only one block from the 30th Street east and westbound stops?