A different perspective on TTC bus route changes
On the heels of Gary Webster's estimate that roughly 250,000 people would be affected by proposed changes to TTC bus routes, blogger and transit expert Laurence Lui has put together a map that offers a lucid demonstration of the areas that will be hit the hardest. What's perhaps most interesting about this graphic is that, at least from a geographic standpoint, the majority of the city will retain decent access to transit . As Lui notes, "several areas of the city will be significantly impacted by the cuts, but in general, most people will still be within a 450-metre (five minute) walk of a TTC route in the late evening."
Could filling these gaps so as to ensure that the entire city has such access -- i.e. is within a 450 metres of service -- be a possible solution to the widely criticized initial service reduction proposal? It might not save $7 million, but it strikes me as a reasonable and fair service standard.
For a larger size of the map go here.
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