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Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit LIVE - October 21, 2021

 

Call-In With Your Question

As we continue to evolve the virtual engagement format, we are adding a call-in option for tonight’s event. To ask your question by voice, join the Zoom meeting here. We aim to keep each question and subsequent answer to 3 minutes allowing for as many call-in questions as possible.

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Agenda

6:30PM - 7:00PM: Project Update

7:00PM - 7:30PM: Questions and Answers to Pre-Submitted Questions

7:30PM - 8:00PM: Call-in Questions

Presentation Materials

Meet the Speakers

Stephanie Cardenas headshot

Stephanie Cardenas

Moderator

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David Hopper

IBI Consultant Lead, Parsons/IBI Group

Photo of Kristin Demasi

Kristin Demasi

Senior Advisor Rapid Transit Project Planning

Uton Sam

Uton Samuels

Environmental Project Manager

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Stephen Linton

Community Engagement Sr. Manager, Metrolinx

Format & Accessibility

Questions will be answered based on popularity (total votes). We aim to answer all questions.

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Anonymous's avatar
Oct 13, 2021 - 09:15

Will the new Scarborough Centre Station being delivered as part of the TTC Line 2 extension incorporate adequate bus bays to accommodate the projected bus volumes as part of the Scarborough-Durham BRT project, or is a separate terminus station being considered for this project?

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Anonymous's avatar

Will the DSBRT be timely enough to affect the law of induced demand so that riders’ find the DSBRT more convient as compared to driving?

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Anonymous's avatar

The Bond and King Street are already ready being one way with more lanes.

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Anonymous's avatar

This debate has caused uproar in the community, and those that live in the vicinity of this project are clearly against it. The 3 lane option in Whitby is not the will of the people, yet Metrolinx continues to ignore them and ram through their own agenda. Will metrolinx do the right thing and re examine a Curbside option.

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Anonymous's avatar

Pulse bus 10-minute frequency is sufficient. Your project will affect Whitby downtown businesses, losing its attractiveness to visitors. Significant overflow traffic will spill into the neighbourhood adding to the current one - affecting projected Town plans reaching downtown on foot, on bicycles; minimizing visitors accessing downtown with car.

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Oct 21, 2021 - 13:27
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EnviroTO's avatar
Oct 21, 2021 - 19:10

Will routes into the BRT corridor originate from GO so that people coming from the GTA west of Pickering with destinations in the BRT in Ajax, Whitby, or Oshawa can get to this route easily? For example at Pickering GO which isn't far from the BRT.

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Anonymous's avatar

I two very sick people in my home My son is a special needs child whose life was saved by the Ambulance getting him to the hospital within mins What would happen to him now with all turns that Ambulance drivers now have to do to get him to the hospital on time.If all of you officials on the call today are in my position would you move ahead .

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Anonymous's avatar

With the Eglinton East LRT under planning, will there be any considerations in the design and organization of bus routes and stops to prepare for any future situation where the LRT shares the road with the BRT routes?

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Anonymous's avatar

Meetings. People are complaining there wasn't enough information and that no matter what they say it's too late to change the plan. Could you please comment on this

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Furry Rider's avatar
Oct 21, 2021 - 18:41

This would save those travelling from east of Oshawa from having to go into downtown Oshawa

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Anonymous's avatar

In light of a recent information session involving Metrolinx representatives and residents of the Highland Creek neighbourhood, will you now reformulate your plans so as to preserve the neighbourhood (no curbs, trees preserved, etc.)? If not, why not?

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Oct 13, 2021 - 10:12

I am the tenant in the plaza operating under Bruno's Signature. It appears from the drawings that we will lose all parking spots along Kingston Road. This is in excess of 20 spots and will drastically effect the parking for customers. We are already short parking spots for the amount of tenants in the plaza. Please advise.
Keven Bruno

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Anonymous's avatar

My understanding is that this study was done at the height of the ONTARIO Government's stay at home Policy. Will a second study be done now that people are reclaiming their lives and back driving?

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Anonymous's avatar

GO service already exists on the 92 bus which goes to Scarborough Town. As a commuter who drives to Kennedy Station to catch the subway, I already don't use this GO service because it's too expensive and takes too long. What would be the benefit of adding a second service that overlaps this, and is likely even slower than the existing GO bus?

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