GOVERNANCE: A REGIONAL ISSUE1988 Provincial Office of the Greater Toronto Area1997 Toronto/Metro Amalgamation1998 Greater Toronto Services Board (to 2001)1999 Ontario SuperBuild Growth Fund established2003 Creation of a provincial infrastructure ministry2005 Bill 53 – City of Toronto Act2006 Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (Metrolinx) 8
2. High-order transit connectivity to Pearson Airport district from all directions 1.2 Establish high-order transit connectivity to the Pearson Airport district from all directions, including a multi-purpose, fast transit link to downtown Toronto.
3. An expanded Union Station - the heart of the GTHA’s transportation system 1.3 Union Station will become a customer-focused facility that provides seamless connections between all modes of transportation and the surrounding downtown Toronto area. The following will be clearly addressed: • upgrading of facilities to accommodate services proposed in the RTP, • phasing to allow for the timely delivery of services; and • identification of necessary investment and potential revenue streams to meet the above objectives.
4. A complete walking and cycling network 2.1 Plan and implement complete, integrated walking and cycling networks for the GTHA to bring every GTHA urban resident to within a maximum of one km of a dedicated bicycling facility. This will be supported by a provincial funding commitment increased over time to at least $20 million per year for municipalities to complete the walking and cycling networks. photo: Gary J. Wood
5. An information system for travellers, where and when they need it 5.1 Create a regional transportation information portal that is accessible online and by telephone, e-mail or smart phone that provides all users of the transportation system with comprehensive, easily accessible and standardized information on the full-range of transportation alternatives and optimal routings available to them, as well as the status of all of the elements of the transportation network.
6. A region-wide integrated transit fare system 6.1 Implement a region-wide integrated transit fare system by 2012 that allows users to pay a seamless, integrated fare for all transit systems across the region
7. A System of Connected Mobility Hubs 7.1 Create a system of connected mobility hubs, including Anchor Hubs and Gateway Hubs, at key intersections in the regional rapid transit network that provide travellers with access to the system, support high density development, and demonstrate excellence in customer service
8. A comprehensive strategy for goods movement9.1 Develop a comprehensive strategy for goods movement within theGTHA, and between the GTHA and other regions, that identifiesopportunities and actions to improve efficiency, increase capacity, enhancethe region’s competitiveness, and reduce emissions of GHGs and otherpollutants.
9. An Investment Strategy to provide stable and predictable funding Metrolinx required by legislation to report back by June 2013 on recommended revenue and financial tools to implement the 25-year RTP.
Rapid Transit Network Performance 200080% 1800 TODAY70% 160060% 1400 In 25 Years: 120050% CURRENT Auto TRENDS 100040% Transit Walk/Cycle 80030% 2015: TOP 15 600 Projects20% 40010% 200 In 25 Years: RTP0% MODELLING 0 FORECAST Today 2031 Mode Share Total length of rapid transit service (km) 3 TODAY 120 TODAY 2.5 100 In 25 Years: In 25 Years: 80 2 CURRENT CURRENT TRENDS TRENDS 60 1.5 2015: TOP 15 2015: TOP 40 Projects 15 Projects 1 20 In 25 Years: 0.5 In 25 Years: RTP 0 MODELLING RTP FORECAST 0 MODELLING Average time spent commuting each day per person (minutes) FORECAST Annual GHG emissions from passenger transportation per person (tonnes)
Mobility Hub Studies and Station Master Plans UpdateMetrolinx Board Meeting, September 11, 2012 42
The Big Move imagines a future in which keytransit stations become MOBILITY HUBS, wheretransportation modes, including rapid transit,local transit, specialized transit, cycling andaccessible pedestrian networks come togetherSEAMLESSLY.
Mobility Hubs Across the GTHA 51 mobility hubs identified in The Big Move Indicates hubs in which Metrolinx is actively engaged 45
Comfortable and efficient connections between walking, cycling, local transit, rapid transit, and personal vehicles Range of transportation alternatives to access the station
Provide a high level of pedestrian priority, safety, and amenities Build or retrofit a network of complete streets to support movement by all modes of transportation
Ensure an accessible, attractive, and comfortable customer experience Transit station will be a centre of activity in many mobility hubs and should contribute to sense of place through high-quality architecture and public realm improvements
Right-sizing commuter parking Parking pricing as part of an overall approach to transportation demand management High quality design of parking facilities
Mix of employment, retail, housing, and civic/cultural facilities key to role of hub as an origin and destination for trips throughout the day Clustering population and employment reduces the need for travel, and facilitates more travel options, making the transportation system more efficient
Use context-sensitive architecture and landscaping to create an attractive pedestrian-scaled environment and encourage active street life
Mobility hubs should be innovative, best practice examples of environmental sustainability Implement sustainable energy, water, landscape and waste management practices
Attracting transit supportive development is a key challenge at many hubs Public investment and infrastructure design should enhance development potential Incentives are required for design excellence and innovation
Detailed phasing is required to reach the vision in achievable steps Stations and other facilities should be “future proofed” to account for ridership growth and new investment
Status of Hub Studies and Station Master Plans4 hub studies and station master plans completed7 hub studies and station master plans underway2 are on the Airport Rail Link (ARL) under construction3 are on the Eglinton Crosstown under constructionCompleted: Underway:• Bloor-Dundas West, 2011 (Airport Rail Link) • Bramalea GO• Cooksville GO, 2011 • Bronte GO• Port Credit GO, 2011 • Caledonia (Eglinton Crosstown)• Weston, 2012 (Airport Rail Link) • Eglinton-Mount Dennis (Eglinton Crosstown) • Kennedy (Eglinton Crosstown) • Kipling • Midtown Oakville 55
Bloor-Dundas West Mobility Hub• Mobility Hub Study completed in July 2011• Bloor GO/ARL Station construction completion for late 2014. Source: Google Source: Google Source: Google 56
Cooksville GO Mobility Hub• Mobility Hub Study completed in September 2011.• Business Case and Implementation Plan for GO lands underway. 57 Source: Google
Port Credit GO Mobility Hub• Mobility Hub Study completed in September 2011. Source: Google Source: Google 58
Weston Station• Master Plan completed August 2012.• ARL/GO Station construction scheduled for completion in 2015. 59 Source: Google
Midtown Oakville Mobility Hub• Mobility Hub Study currently being finalized• Working closely with the Town on next steps for implementation 60 Source: Google
Mobility Hubs Outreach• Mobility Hub Guidelines released in 2011• 425+ people participated in 15 workshops and information sessions and 650+ copies of the Guidelines have been distributed.• User-friendly, searchable, web-based version of the Guidelines released in August 2012.• Profiles summarizing useful demographic and transportation data for each hub coming Fall 2012.• metrolinx.com/mobilityhubs 61
PARTICIPATORY PLANNING with meaningful consultation 62 62