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DSBRT - PIC 3 - Climate Change

Durham-Scarborough BRT will encourage more sustainable transportation choices and lead to increased climate resiliency.

Encourage more sustainable modes of transportation by:

  • Increasing transit ridership by providing a more reliable, convenient, and comfortable transit service
  • Improving existing active transportation facilities and eliminating gaps in the network

Increase climate resilience by:

  • Including street trees within the boulevard, where feasible
  • Implementing Low Impact Development measures, where feasible
  • Increasing the size and capacity of structures and culverts to accommodate greater storm events. Extreme storm events are being considered during hydraulic analysis of structures and culverts to identify characteristics of spill flow and the limit of regulatory floodway.

An assessment will be completed to determine the project’s impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Both existing and future scenarios will be compared to the Ontario provincial target. Potential mitigation measures will be recommended.

Impacts and mitigation measures will be presented at Public Information Centre #4.

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