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Design Criteria

Design Criteria

The following draft criteria will be used to evaluate the design options. Each criterion will be evaluated based on a set of indicators. This evaluation will form the basis of the recommendations for the project.

Design Criteria
Compatible with adjacent communities
  • Noise vibration and air quality
  • Community character
  • Area business viability
  • Development incentives
Protect historical, cultural and archaeological resources
  • Archaeological resources
  • Cultural heritage resources
  • Protection of public open spaces
Protect, improve and restore the natural environment
  • Surface water and groundwater
  • Aquatic and terrestrial habitat
  • Flora and fauna
  • Ecological linkages
Increase transit ridership, quality and access
  • Connectivity with other transit services
  • Quality and reliability of transit service
  • Accessibility to transit
  • Safety and security
Support a sustainable trasportation system
  • Pedestrian and cycling networks
  • Transportation system capacity
  • Goods movement
Connect major facilities and support lands designated for development
  • Catchment potential
  • Transit-oriented development
Provide a wise investment
  • Existing and future infrastructure investments
  • Capital costs
  • Operation and maintenance costs
  • Land acquisition costs