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Public Forum 2 - Display Boards

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Public Forum 2 - Display Boards

  1. 1. HOW DO PEOPLE CURRENTLY GET DOWNTOWN? TOTAL 100% GO Transit 19% TTC Transit 47% Private Vehicles 34% COMPARABLE VOLUMES ON GTA ROADS PRIVATE VEHICLES 34% Gardiner/ Lake Shore Corridor 24% Other Routes 76% 1
  2. 2. ORIGIN / DESTINATION STUDY EASTBOUND WESTBOUND (from the East) Primary function is not as a regional connection: • Most eastbound Gardiner trips and southbound DVP trips are destined for downtown locations. Only 10% of southbound DVP trips and 20% of eastbound trips use the Gardiner to bypass the city. • 1% of drivers use Lake Shore Blvd as a through road. • Most westbound Gardiner trips are destined for downtown locations. Only 21% of westbound trips use the Gardiner to bypass the city. • 1% of drivers use Lake Shore Blvd as a through road. WESTBOUND (from the North) 2
  3. 3. Key Idea Illustrations CONSULTATION OBJECTIVES KEY IDEA – Rehabilitated Infrastructure: Rehabilitating the existing columns and girders of the Gardiner East. (Gardiner Expressway at Fort York). KEY IDEA – Rehabilitated Public Realm: Rehabilitating the existing infrastructure (columns and girders) along with public art, public realm and lighting improvements. (Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Blvd at Fort York). KEY IDEA – Enhance Appearance of Expressway Infrastructure: The structure of the Gardiner is enhanced visually through greening, landscaping or development. (KPMB Architects/ Bjarke Ingels Group). KEY IDEA – Enhance the Space Underneath the Expressway: The space underneath the expressway is enhanced architecturally and dedicated to public, cultural and retail environments. (Diller Scofidio + Refro/ Architects Alliance). KEY IDEA – Re-align Lake Shore Boulevard: Move Lake Shore Boulevard out from beneath the expressway to allow for programming underneath. (Diller Scofidio + Refro/ Architects Alliance). The objectives of the consultation process are to: • Generate broad awareness of the project and opportunities for participation throughout the EA process. • Facilitate constructive input from consultation participants at key points in the EA process, well before decisions are made. • Provide ongoing opportunities for feedback and input, and for issues and concerns to be raised, discussed, and resolved to the extent possible. • Document input received through the consultation process and to demonstrate the impact of consultation on decision-making. KEY IDEA – Enhance the Rail Berm edge: The rail berm is visually enhanced and better east-west connections are achieved. (KPMB Architects/ Bjarke Ingels Group). The Gardiner East EA and Urban Design Study will include five rounds of public consultation to provide multiple opportunities for participation as part of an inclusive and transparent consultation process. ROUND ONE CONSULTATION Round One of the public consultation process was held between May 28th and June 28th, 2013, and successfully engaged over 5,000 individuals. Activities included: • stakeholder advisory committee meeting; • public forum; • web-enabled consultations; and • social media The purpose of Round One of the consultation process was to: • Reintroduce the EA and Study process and provide a refresher on the approved EA Terms of Reference; • Identify any changes to the Study since the approved 2010 Terms of Reference (i.e. Study Area extents); • Obtain feedback from participants to inform the development of alternative solutions; and • Share information on case studies and innovative options. Round One consultation focused on 14 “key ideas” that were categorized according to the four alternatives – Maintain, Improve, Replace and Remove. KEY IDEA – Sustainability Measures: Lake Shore Boulevard will incorporate Best Management Practices for stormwater management – including permeable pavements, vegetated swales and infiltration planters. (Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture). KEY IDEA – Enhance Waterfront Connectivity: A series of new or enhanced “gateways” are created to stitch the city to the waterfront. (West 8 + DTAH, Cecil Balmond AGU). KEY IDEA – New Transportation Infrastructure: Relocating the expressway to create an urban and more pleasant city environment. (West 8 + DTAH, Cecil Balmond AGU). At the first PIC these were the most important ideas that the public identified: • • • • • • • Balance Modes of Transportation Enhance Waterfront Connectivity Incorporate Alternative Transportation Enhance Public Realm Enhance Appearance of Expressway Infrastructure Enhance the Space Underneath the Expressway 3 Re-align Lake Shore Blvd
  4. 4. Buffalo Skyway, Buffalo Maintain E. River Waterfront Esplanade, New York Improve Age of Infrastructure Age of Infrastructure Decision Made Decision Made Project Cost Key Impacts Tourism and city building, new access, new community and creation of jobs $117 million (USD) Rehabilitation for a safe and reliable travel route $165 million (USD) Key Impacts Maintain (rehabilitate) existing highway Improve street section and reconfigure space under elevated highway Project Cost 60 years 59 years Central Artery / “Big Dig”, Boston Age of Infrastructure 45 years Decision Made Replace with cutand-cover tunnel with at-grade boulevard with greenway placed over tunnel Project Cost Key Impacts Embarcadero Freeway, San Francisco Age of Infrastructure 32 years Decision Made Remove highway and provide 6-lane at grade urban boulevard Project Cost $80 million (USD) Key Impacts Increased property values, increase in jobs, increase in housing units and new public space $22 billion (USD) Improved travel times, costly, increased tourism and increased property values Replace Remove
  5. 5. DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS Drafting the alternatives involved input from: • Innovative design ideas • Public ideas • Round one public consultation • Study team experience/other precedents • Technical development and scenario testing WHAT TO CONSIDER EVALUATION CRITERIA Thinking about the proposed alternative solutions, what modifications or improvements would you suggest? Please provide your feedback on: • What evaluation criteria are most important to you 5
  6. 6. FOUR ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS Lake Shore Blvd partially under Gardiner MAINTAIN REPLACE IMPROVE REMOVE
  7. 7. MAINTAIN REPLACE IMPROVE REMOVE 7
  8. 8. Study Lenses Urban Design & Public Realm Economics Criteria Group Criteria Urban Form and Character Urban Design and Public Realm Public Realm Economics Opportunity for Creation of Economic Value Cost Lifecycle Cost Transportation Functions in the Corridor Transportation Regional Transportation Performance Local Transportation Performance Transportation & Infrastructure Infrastructure Roadways Utilities Roadways Infrastructure – Construction Stage Railways Utilities Social, Health, Recreation and Business Business and Retail Environmental and Accessibility Health (Air Quality and Noise) Residential Terrestrial Environment Aquatic Environment Water Quality Natural Environment Environment Energy Flood Control Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sustainability Built Heritage Cultural Resources Cultural Landscapes Archaeology First Nations Peoples and Activities Official Plan and Waterfront Policies Conforms to applicable City / WT policies and goals 8

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