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Gardiner East
Gardiner Expressway
& Lake Shore Boulevard Reconfiguration
Environmental Assessment
& Urban Design Study

Pu...
John Livey
Deputy City Manager
City of Toronto
2
John Campbell
President & CEO
Waterfront Toronto

3
What area are we studying?

5
Christopher Glaisek
Vice President, Planning & Design
Waterfront Toronto

8
Gardiner East
in Context

9
Downtown vs Through Trips
(AM Peak Hour Eastbound)
Spadina/ YorkBay-Yonge
3,000
54%

Eastbound
@ Dufferin
5,650
Per Hour

...
Downtown vs Through Trips
(AM Peak Hour Westbound)
DVP
4,500 Per Hour

To
Dufferin/427
1,550
21%

Richmond
1,800
24%
Jarvi...
How Commuters get Downtown
(AM Peak Hour 2011)
Walk/ Cycle
4%

Dupont

Auto (All Other
Routes)
21%
(33,500)

TTC Transit
4...
Transportation Demand Growth
AM Peak Hour Inbound to Downtown
250,000

+237,900 Total

Total Trips

200,000
+157,200 Total...
Gardiner East Passes Through
Five Emerging Neighborhoods
2.4km - Gardiner Expressway East Elevated Structure
e.g. King to ...
Populatoin/ Employment

Downtown Population &
Employment Growth
600,000
500,000
400,000
300,000
200,000
100,000
0

Populat...
EA Process
Refinement of the
Four Alternatives

16
Public Consultation
Round 1

Ideas (May/June 2013)
1,000+ participants
Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting
Public mee...
What we Heard in October
On 4 the alternatives…
• Maintain: least disruptive to traffic, keeps existing road
capacity, but...
Maintain the elevated expressway
• Move ahead with the
Gardiner East
rehabilitation program

• Reconstruct deck of
express...
Improve the urban fabric while maintaining the existing expressway
Previous Plan
• Relocate and rebuild Lake Shore
Blvd un...
Replace with a new expressway
No Changes Since last
Presented
• New elevated 4-lane
expressway, ending at
Don River
• Sing...
Remove the elevated expressway and build a new boulevard
Revised Plan with a
Two Sided Street
• Improved cross section to
...
EA Process
Evaluating Alternatives

23
Case Studies
maintain

• Many cities (e.g. Buffalo, Washington) have invested in rehabilitating
elevated expressways as fu...
Transportation Model
Assumptions – 2031 and beyond
• Auto and transit modeling based on
a 2031 scenario, including estimat...
Transit Assumptions
• Modeling results show that new transit lines are
required to meet projected travel demands under
any...
Evaluation Approach
Environment

Urban Design

Economics

Transportation +
Infrastructure

• 4 Study Lenses
• 16 Criteria ...
Evaluation:

Transportation &
Infrastructure
Auto Travel Times
Turning Restrictions

Safety
Construction
Cycling
Pedestria...
Auto Travel Times

Transportation
&Infrastructure

A

Actual & Projected Inbound Travel Times
AM Peak Hour Average
2001

2...
Transportation
&Infrastructure

Turning Restrictions

• Currently about 10 turning
restrictions in the corridor
• Improve ...
Safety

Transportation
&Infrastructure
Road Segments (along Lake Shore)

Collisions
2007-2011

Yonge to Jarvis

86

Jarvis...
Construction
Replace (8 years)
• Close Gardiner/ Lake Shore corridor
for majority of construction (8yrs)
• Construct new s...
Cycling

Transportation
&Infrastructure

4,500
4,000

Linear Metres

3,500
3,000
2,500
2,000
1,500
1,000
500
0
Maintain Im...
Transportation
&Infrastructure

Pedestrian Crossings

Crossing Distances
Maintain

Improve

35-45.4m 35-42.4m

Replace

Re...
Transportation
&Infrastructure

Transportation Network Capacity
Capacity Across the Don River

2031
Future
Total
Demand

1...
Evaluation:

Environment

Social & Health
Natural Environment
Cultural Resources

36
Social & Health
Maintain

Improve

Replace

Remove

Environment

69-78

68-78

67-77

61-70

Local Air Quality
(NOx emissi...
Environment

Natural Environment
Tree Coverage in Corridor

60%

• Remove allows greatest access
to sunlight, opportunitie...
Environment

Cultural Resources

• Maintain and Improve
result in the least
disruption to known
archaeological
resources
•...
Evaluation:

Urban Design
Consistency with Official Plan
View Corridors
Rail Corridor
Compatibility with Neighborhood Plan...
Urban Design

Consistency with Official Plan

Central Waterfront
Secondary Plan
Principles
Maintain

Improve

Replace

Rem...
Urban Design

View Corridors (East-West)
Lake Shore Blvd E @ Sherbourne St

Maintain Replace
Improve Remove

42
Urban Design

View Corridors (East-West)
Gardiner Expressway @ Sherbourne St

Maintain Replace
Improve Remove

43
Urban Design

View Corridors (North-South)
Lake Shore Blvd E @ Parliament St

Maintain Replace
Improve Remove
Rail Corridor

Urban Design

Maintain

Improve

Replace
Equally Preferred

Remove
45
Urban Design

Compatibility with Neighborhood Plans
View Looking North Don River & Keating Channel
(Don Mouth Naturalizati...
Urban Design

Public Realm & Streetscape
• Quality of experience for
pedestrians, cyclists and
drivers along Lake Shore

L...
Street Fronts

Economics

Maintain, Improve, Replace
• 4-5 stories of garages and
garage entrances, limited
retail opportu...
Evaluation:

Economics
Costs (100 Year Lifecycle)
Revenues from Public Land Sales
Local Economics
Economic Competitiveness...
Costs (100 Year Lifecycle)

Economics

Lifecycle Lifecycle Cost (Capital, Operations & Maintenance)
Cost (Capital, Operati...
Economics

Revenues from Public Land Sales

Maintain

Improve

Replace

Remove

New Development Parcels (Acres)

0

0

5

...
Economics

Local Economics
Business Activity
•Limited retail and street level economic
activity expected for Maintain & Im...
Economic Competitiveness
& Downtown Highways

Economics

Citigroup/ Economist Competitiveness Ranking
(North American Citi...
Evaluation
Summary

54
Maintain

•
•
•
•
•

Gardiner rehab program maintains existing auto capacity
No public realm improvements on Lake Shore
Nu...
Improve

• Modified Gardiner rehab program with reduced lanes/ standard shoulders
• Public realm improvements on Lake Shor...
Replace

•
•
•
•
•

New elevated structure built to today’s highway standards.
Public realm improvements on Lake Shore & n...
Remove

• New 8 lane boulevard – greatest impact to auto travel times
• Boulevard lined with 1,200 new trees, dedicated tu...
Preliminary Evaluation Results
Study Lens/ Criteria Group Summary

MAINTAIN

IMPROVE

REPLACE

REMOVE

TRANSPORTATION &
IN...
Next Steps

60
Next Steps …
Approved EA Terms of Reference

Public Ideas

Design Ideas

Your Ideas

Consult on Alternative Solutions

200...
Develop Alternative Designs
• Develop design options for preferred alternative
including:
• Look at alternative concepts f...
We need your feedback
• Thinking about the results of the
evaluation…
• What do you like?
• What concerns do you have?

• ...
Get Involved
Participate Online GardinerEast.ca
Email info@gardinereast.ca
Phone 416.479.0662

Maintain Replace
Improve Re...
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  1. 1. Gardiner East Gardiner Expressway & Lake Shore Boulevard Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment & Urban Design Study Public Information Centre #3 – February 6, 2014 1
  2. 2. John Livey Deputy City Manager City of Toronto 2
  3. 3. John Campbell President & CEO Waterfront Toronto 3
  4. 4. What area are we studying? 5
  5. 5. Christopher Glaisek Vice President, Planning & Design Waterfront Toronto 8
  6. 6. Gardiner East in Context 9
  7. 7. Downtown vs Through Trips (AM Peak Hour Eastbound) Spadina/ YorkBay-Yonge 3,000 54% Eastbound @ Dufferin 5,650 Per Hour 5,650 2,600 Jarvis/ Sherbourne 1,400 25% DVP 900 16% 1,200 Gardiner East Study Area Lake Shore 350 6% 10 Source: AM Peak Hour Survey Results (2010 Origin/ Destination Survey)
  8. 8. Downtown vs Through Trips (AM Peak Hour Westbound) DVP 4,500 Per Hour To Dufferin/427 1,550 21% Richmond 1,800 24% Jarvis/ Sherbourne 500 7% 2,700 Spadina/ Yonge-Bay-York 2,600 35% 4,500 1,550 Lake Shore 700 9% Lake Shore 2,900 Per Hour Gardiner East Study Area 11 Source: AM Peak Hour Survey Results (2010 Origin/ Destination Survey)
  9. 9. How Commuters get Downtown (AM Peak Hour 2011) Walk/ Cycle 4% Dupont Auto (All Other Routes) 21% (33,500) TTC Transit 49% (77,700) Don River Bathurst (5,900) Auto (Gardiner Eastbound @ Bathurst) 4% (6,100) GO Transit 19% (29,500) Auto (Gardiner Westbound @ DVP) 3% 157,200 Total Source: AM Peak Hour Inbound to Downtown: Transportation City Cordon Count (2011) Downtown: Defined as Bathurst to Don River and Waterfront to the rail corridor north of Bloor (5,200) 12
  10. 10. Transportation Demand Growth AM Peak Hour Inbound to Downtown 250,000 +237,900 Total Total Trips 200,000 +157,200 Total 150,000 100,000 +115,500 Total Projection Actual 50,000 0 1975 1981 1985 1991 1995 2001 2006 2011 2016 2021 2026 2031 Auto (Gardiner Westbound @ DVP) Auto (Gardiner Eastbound @ Bathurst) Auto (All Other Routes) TTC Transit GO Transit Walk/ Cycle Source: AM Peak Hour Inbound to Downtown: 1) Transportation City Cordon Count (1975-2011); 2) Transportation Model EMME2 13 Forecast (2011-2031); 3) 2006 Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS) for Walk/Cycle Mode and Other Data; Downtown: Defined as Bathurst to Don River and Waterfront to the rail corridor north of Bloor
  11. 11. Gardiner East Passes Through Five Emerging Neighborhoods 2.4km - Gardiner Expressway East Elevated Structure e.g. King to Bloor 4.2km – Lake Shore Blvd E (Yonge to Leslie) e.g. Ossington to Jarvis 2.4km Lower Keating Yonge East Bayfront South Riverdale Port Lands 14
  12. 12. Populatoin/ Employment Downtown Population & Employment Growth 600,000 500,000 400,000 300,000 200,000 100,000 0 Population Employment Source: Downtown Employment/ Population: 1) Census Canada (1981-2011); and 2) Employment/ Population City's Flash Forward Report (2011-2031). Downtown: Defined as Bathurst to Don River and Waterfront to the rail corridor north of Bloor 15
  13. 13. EA Process Refinement of the Four Alternatives 16
  14. 14. Public Consultation Round 1 Ideas (May/June 2013) 1,000+ participants Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting Public meeting – 300+ participants Online engagement – webcast of public meeting; online tool (367 completed) Round 2 Alternatives/Evaluation Criteria (Oct 2013) 1,500+ participants  2 Stakeholder Advisory Committee meetings Public Meeting – 350+ participants Online engagement – webcast of public meeting; online tool (436 completed)
  15. 15. What we Heard in October On 4 the alternatives… • Maintain: least disruptive to traffic, keeps existing road capacity, but not a long term solution and misses opportunity to revitalize area • Improve: adding bike/pedestrian features is good but cost is high considering the limited benefits • Replace: concerns about cost and practicality of replacing just the eastern part of the expressway • Remove: good for revitalization and redevelopment but will impact traffic and could create a barrier at grade On criteria… • Feedback on draft criteria and relative importance FEEDBACK USED TO REFINE ALTERNATIVES & CRITERIA 18
  16. 16. Maintain the elevated expressway • Move ahead with the Gardiner East rehabilitation program • Reconstruct deck of expressway • Realign Lake Shore Blvd through the Keating Precinct (east of Cherry St., south of the rail corridor) LAKE SHORE @ JARVIS BEFORE AFTER 19
  17. 17. Improve the urban fabric while maintaining the existing expressway Previous Plan • Relocate and rebuild Lake Shore Blvd under the Gardiner • Rebuild Gardiner deck with 4 lanes; open in the middle Revised Plan LAKE SHORE @ JARVIS BEFORE • Rebuild Gardiner deck with 4 lanes; open to the south side • Lake Shore largely stays as is with: • Intersection improvements • Removal of southern eastbound lane east of Jarvis St AFTER • New east-west walking and cycling trail 20
  18. 18. Replace with a new expressway No Changes Since last Presented • New elevated 4-lane expressway, ending at Don River • Single column design, 5m higher LAKE SHORE @ JARVIS BEFORE • 4-lane Lake Shore Boulevard • Opens up land for public realm, parks, green space and increased development AFTER • Opens up more light and air at street level 21
  19. 19. Remove the elevated expressway and build a new boulevard Revised Plan with a Two Sided Street • Improved cross section to allow for an 8 lane boulevard with potential development along 85% of the north and south side of the street LAKE SHORE @ JARVIS BEFORE • North side development provides a buffer from rail corridor • Opens up entire ground level to light and air AFTER • Extensively treed boulevard 22
  20. 20. EA Process Evaluating Alternatives 23
  21. 21. Case Studies maintain • Many cities (e.g. Buffalo, Washington) have invested in rehabilitating elevated expressways as functional single use infrastructure • Costs range widely depending on type of construction and local conditions. improve • A number of cities (e.g. New York, Louisville) have invested in improved lighting and public realm to reduce impact of overhead expressways • Costs range widely depending if structure is in need of repair replace • A number of cities (e.g. Boston, Seattle) have elected to replace elevated expressways with below grade tunnels • Boston replaced expressway with an street level park • Tunnel options are typically more than $1 billion/ km remove • A number of cities (e.g. New York, San Francisco, Seoul) have removed urban expressways with positive neighborhood and real estate benefits • Remove options are typically around $100 million/ km 24
  22. 22. Transportation Model Assumptions – 2031 and beyond • Auto and transit modeling based on a 2031 scenario, including estimated growth • Modeling assumed the following in downtown: • Full build out of the waterfront including the Port Lands over the next 40-50 years • City population growth of 30% • City employment growth of 30% • Increase of downtown trips of 50% • Projected split between autos, transit, cycling and walking 25
  23. 23. Transit Assumptions • Modeling results show that new transit lines are required to meet projected travel demands under any alternative (Maintain, Improve, Replace, Remove) • Planned transit lines included in the transportation model include: • Relief Line • East Bayfront LRT/ Broadview Streetcar Extension • GO Service improvements 26
  24. 24. Evaluation Approach Environment Urban Design Economics Transportation + Infrastructure • 4 Study Lenses • 16 Criteria Groups • 60 Measures • Comparison of Relative Advantages & Disadvantages for each Criteria group
  25. 25. Evaluation: Transportation & Infrastructure Auto Travel Times Turning Restrictions Safety Construction Cycling Pedestrian Crossings Transportation Capacity 28
  26. 26. Auto Travel Times Transportation &Infrastructure A Actual & Projected Inbound Travel Times AM Peak Hour Average 2001 2012 Victoria Park/Finch 2031 2031 2031 2031 Maintain Improve Replace Remove A to D 40 min 45 min 50 min 55 min 55 min 60 min B to D 20 min 25 min 30 min 35 min 35 min 40 min C to D 20 min 20 min 25 min 25 min 30 min 30 min Victoria Park/Kingston E to D 25 min 25 min 25 min 30 min 30 min 30 min C B Don Mills/Eglinton D Union Station Kipling/Lake Shore E Maintain Improve Replace Remove Preferred Moderate Preferred Moderate Preferred Less Preferred 29
  27. 27. Transportation &Infrastructure Turning Restrictions • Currently about 10 turning restrictions in the corridor • Improve alternative will reduce the number of restricted turns to between 3 and 6 • Replace and Remove will have no or limited turning restrictions thus improving local access to/ from the downtown core Lake Shore Blvd E @ Sherbourne St Maintain Improve Less Preferred Moderate Preferred Replace Remove Preferred 30
  28. 28. Safety Transportation &Infrastructure Road Segments (along Lake Shore) Collisions 2007-2011 Yonge to Jarvis 86 Jarvis to Sherbourne 128 Don Rd to Carlaw 82 Intersections (along Lake Shore) Collisions 2007-2011 Jarvis 278 Sherbourne 92 Don Rd 149 Carlaw 161 • The intersections of LSB/ Jarvis; LSB/ Sherbourne and LSB/Don Roadway are among the top 20% in the city of intersections on major urban arterial roads in terms of number of collisions between 2007 and 2011. Maintain Improve Replace Remove Less Preferred Moderate Preferred Preferred Preferred 31
  29. 29. Construction Replace (8 years) • Close Gardiner/ Lake Shore corridor for majority of construction (8yrs) • Construct new structure Remove (6 years) • Pre-build on/off ramps and re-align Lake Shore (Cherry and DVP) • Close 3 Gardiner travel lanes in two stages and demolish (3yrs) • Complete Lake Shore between Jarvis and Cherry Carlaw DVP Parliament Sherbourne Jarvis Yonge Maintain (6 years) • Close 2 Gardiner travel lanes (6yrs) • Demolish and rebuild deck in segments • Closure of Lake Shore travel lanes at times Improve (6 years) • Close 2 Gardiner travel lanes (6yrs) • Demolish and rebuild deck in segments • Closure of Lake Shore travel lanes at times Cherry Transportation &Infrastructure Maintain Improve Replace Remove Preferred Preferred Less Preferred Moderate Preferred 32
  30. 30. Cycling Transportation &Infrastructure 4,500 4,000 Linear Metres 3,500 3,000 2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 0 Maintain Improve Replace Remove Multi-Use Trail Length (Yonge to Leslie) Maintain Improve Replace Remove Less Preferred Moderate Preferred Preferred Preferred 33
  31. 31. Transportation &Infrastructure Pedestrian Crossings Crossing Distances Maintain Improve 35-45.4m 35-42.4m Replace Remove 22.5m 38m • Existing crossing are interrupted by free-turn lanes • Improve eliminates most freeturn lanes and regularizes intersections • Remove has a shorter crosswalk walking distance than University Ave (46m) • Crossing distances vary widely amongst all the options, while the majority of pedestrians can cross the corridor in one stage in all four alternatives Lake Shore E @ Cherry St University Avenue @ Queen St Maintain Improve Replace Remove Less Preferred Moderate Preferred Preferred Preferred 34
  32. 32. Transportation &Infrastructure Transportation Network Capacity Capacity Across the Don River 2031 Future Total Demand 120,000 100,000 Trips 80,000 60,000 40,000 20,000 0 Maintain Auto Improve Transit (Existing) Replace Remove Transit (Planned) Source: AM Peak Hour Westbound at Don River Transportation Cordon (Lake Shore to Bloor): 1) Transportation Model EMME2 Forecast (2011-2031); 2) 2006 Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS) for Walk/Cycle Mode and Other Data; and 3) Employment/ Population City's Flash Forward Report (2011-2031). Maintain Improve Replace Equally Preferred Remove 35 35
  33. 33. Evaluation: Environment Social & Health Natural Environment Cultural Resources 36
  34. 34. Social & Health Maintain Improve Replace Remove Environment 69-78 68-78 67-77 61-70 Local Air Quality (NOx emissions t/yr) 336 335 313 300 Local AQ (PM2.5 emissions t/yr ) 32.5 30 29 27.4 0.25% 0.25% 0.25% 0.24% Noise Level (Decibles dBA) Regional Air Quality Burden Regional Greenhouse Gas (GHGs) 0.28% to 0.29% Source: Air Quality, Noise and Greenhouse Gas Modeling for Gardiner East EA Project 0.24% View from South Riverdale Looking West Maintain Improve Replace Remove Less Preferred Moderate Preferred Moderate Preferred Preferred 37
  35. 35. Environment Natural Environment Tree Coverage in Corridor 60% • Remove allows greatest access to sunlight, opportunities for tree planting, natural vegetation and greatest tree canopy • Remove and Replace have least paved area which results in lowest water diversion into storm sewers • City policy target of 33% tree coverage 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Maintain Improve Replace Remove Maintain Improve Replace Remove Less Preferred Less Preferred Moderate Preferred Preferred 38
  36. 36. Environment Cultural Resources • Maintain and Improve result in the least disruption to known archaeological resources • No impacts to First Nations or cultural landscapes Maintain Improve Replace Remove Preferred Preferred Less Preferred Moderate Preferred 39
  37. 37. Evaluation: Urban Design Consistency with Official Plan View Corridors Rail Corridor Compatibility with Neighborhood Plans Public Realm & Streetscape Street Fronts 40
  38. 38. Urban Design Consistency with Official Plan Central Waterfront Secondary Plan Principles Maintain Improve Replace Remove Removing Barriers Least Least Somewhat Most Building a Network of Spectacular Waterfront Parks and Public Spaces Least Least Somewhat Most Promoting a Clean and Green Environment Least Least Somewhat Most Creating Dynamic and Diverse New Communities Least Least Least Most Maintain Improve Replace Less Preferred Less Preferred Moderate Preferred Remove Preferred 41
  39. 39. Urban Design View Corridors (East-West) Lake Shore Blvd E @ Sherbourne St Maintain Replace Improve Remove 42
  40. 40. Urban Design View Corridors (East-West) Gardiner Expressway @ Sherbourne St Maintain Replace Improve Remove 43
  41. 41. Urban Design View Corridors (North-South) Lake Shore Blvd E @ Parliament St Maintain Replace Improve Remove
  42. 42. Rail Corridor Urban Design Maintain Improve Replace Equally Preferred Remove 45
  43. 43. Urban Design Compatibility with Neighborhood Plans View Looking North Don River & Keating Channel (Don Mouth Naturalization) Maintain & Improve Remove Maintain Improve Replace Less Preferred Less Preferred Moderate Preferred Remove Preferred 46
  44. 44. Urban Design Public Realm & Streetscape • Quality of experience for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers along Lake Shore Lake Shore Blvd E @ Parliament St • Many examples of busy streets with healthy neighborhoods and retail activity: Paris, New York, San Francisco • Traffic and thriving neighborhoods are not mutually exclusive University Ave @ Richmond St W Maintain Improve Replace Less Preferred Less Preferred Moderate Preferred Remove Preferred 47
  45. 45. Street Fronts Economics Maintain, Improve, Replace • 4-5 stories of garages and garage entrances, limited retail opportunities, few pedestrians East of Bay St along Lake Shore E Remove • Ground floor retail, shops, office/ residential lobbies, patios and greater pedestrian activity Spadina Ave @ Richmond St W • Remove creates the most opportunities for active pedestrian spaces such as outdoor patios Maintain Improve Replace Less Preferred Less Preferred Less Preferred Remove Preferred 48
  46. 46. Evaluation: Economics Costs (100 Year Lifecycle) Revenues from Public Land Sales Local Economics Economic Competitiveness & Downtown Highways 49
  47. 47. Costs (100 Year Lifecycle) Economics Lifecycle Lifecycle Cost (Capital, Operations & Maintenance) Cost (Capital, Operations & Maintenance) $1,390M $1,500 $1,500 (+/- 20%) Millions of $’s $1,250 $1,250 $50 $870M $750 $500 $250 $0 $865M (+/- 10%) $1,000 $1,000 (+/- 20%) $525 $70 $360M $500 $300M $90 (+/- 10%) $0 $90 $82 $128 $700M (+/- 20%) $50 $750 $250 $420 $455 $470M (+/- 20%) (+/- 20%) $240M $20 $70 $130 $215 $290 Maintain* MaintainMaintain $410 $650 Improve Improve Improve $970 Replace Replace Replace (+/- 20%) $20 $220 $140 $330 Remove Remove Remove 2013$’s Operations & Maintenance Estimate (NPV) Total Net Present Value Capital Cost Capital Cost Estimate Operations & Maintenance CostCost Estimate Estimate (NPV) Total Capital Estimate Operations & Maintenance Estimate Capital Estimate Operations & Maintenance Estimate *Capital cost for Maintain includes: 1) $215M for Jarvis to DVP Ramps; 2) $105M for Transitions (Yonge to Jarvis & DVP Ramps); 3) $25M for Don Mouth Naturalization at Lake Shore and Don River Bridge Maintain Improve Replace Moderate Preferred Moderate Preferred Less Preferred Remove Preferred 50
  48. 48. Economics Revenues from Public Land Sales Maintain Improve Replace Remove New Development Parcels (Acres) 0 0 5 10 New Development Area (Gross Square Feet) 0 0 1,900,000 2,800,000 New Revenue from Public Land Sales (NPV) 0 $2M $65-70M $80-90M New Revenue from Public Land Sales (2013$) 0 $3M $150-160M $220-$240M Maintain Improve Replace Remove Less Preferred Less Preferred Moderate Preferred Preferred
  49. 49. Economics Local Economics Business Activity •Limited retail and street level economic activity expected for Maintain & Improve •Replace and Remove expected to have regular Toronto avenue street level retail, shops, restaurants, resulting in estimated 1,800 and 2,100 jobs respectively Tourism •Remove expected to have a positive impact on waterfront access and perception of the area On Street Parking •Parking possible for Remove on-Lake Shore during off-peak hours. Maintain Improve Replace Less Preferred Less Preferred Moderate Preferred Remove Preferred 52
  50. 50. Economic Competitiveness & Downtown Highways Economics Citigroup/ Economist Competitiveness Ranking (North American Cities on World List) 2013 City New York Chicago Toronto Washington Los Angeles San Francisco Boston Houston Vancouver Dallas Atlanta Seattle Montréal Miami Philadelphia Maintain Rank 1 9 10 14 17 18 19 27 28 32 33 35 36 40 48 CDB Through Highways Remove Never Built Under Study Maintain Maintain Remove Replace Maintain Never Built Maintain Maintain Replace Under Study Maintain Improve Improve Replace Equally Preferred Remove 53
  51. 51. Evaluation Summary 54
  52. 52. Maintain • • • • • Gardiner rehab program maintains existing auto capacity No public realm improvements on Lake Shore Numerous turn restrictions/ conflict points on Lake Shore 6 Years of Lane Closures on the Gardiner Expressway $300M Cost (NPV), $870M Cost (2013$) 55
  53. 53. Improve • Modified Gardiner rehab program with reduced lanes/ standard shoulders • Public realm improvements on Lake Shore & new cycling trail • Reduction of turning restrictions and conflicts between autos, pedestrians and cyclists • 6 Years of Lane Closures on the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore • $360M Cost (NPV), $865M Cost (2013$) 56
  54. 54. Replace • • • • • New elevated structure built to today’s highway standards. Public realm improvements on Lake Shore & new cycling trail Requires full closure of the corridor for construction $700M Cost (NPV), $1,390M Cost (2013$) $65-70M Revenue (NPV), $150-160M (2013$) 57
  55. 55. Remove • New 8 lane boulevard – greatest impact to auto travel times • Boulevard lined with 1,200 new trees, dedicated turning lanes, sidewalks, retail frontage and cycling trails • 3 Years of Lane Closures in the Expressway corridor • $240M Cost (NPV), $470M Cost (2013$) • $80-90M Revenue (NPV), $220-240M (2013$) 58
  56. 56. Preliminary Evaluation Results Study Lens/ Criteria Group Summary MAINTAIN IMPROVE REPLACE REMOVE TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE Automobiles Transit Pedestrians Cycling Movement of Goods Safety ECONOMICS ENVIRONMENT URBAN DESIGN Constructability Planning Public Realm Built Form Social & Health Natural Environment Cultural Resources Regional Economics Local Economics Direct Cost and Benefit Preferred Moderately Preferred Least Preferred 59
  57. 57. Next Steps 60
  58. 58. Next Steps … Approved EA Terms of Reference Public Ideas Design Ideas Your Ideas Consult on Alternative Solutions 2009 Public Meeting Jun 13, 2013 Public Meeting Oct 16, 2013 Public Meeting Evaluate & Consult on Four Alternative Solutions Feb 2014 City Council Approval Develop & Consult on Alternative Designs City Council Approval & Submission to MOE MOE Review & Decision You are here Spring 2014 Summer & Fall 2014 Spring 2015 2015 Onwards
  59. 59. Develop Alternative Designs • Develop design options for preferred alternative including: • Look at alternative concepts for the Right-of-Way including public realm and transportation design • Detailed look at construction implementation including options to accelerate construction to reduce impact on drivers. • Optimize traffic flow by using Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) such as signal synchronization for peak and non-peak service 62
  60. 60. We need your feedback • Thinking about the results of the evaluation… • What do you like? • What concerns do you have? • What advice do you have for the project team as the study moves into the next phase – which will consider design options for the preferred solution? 63
  61. 61. Get Involved Participate Online GardinerEast.ca Email info@gardinereast.ca Phone 416.479.0662 Maintain Replace Improve Remove 64

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