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Many considerations factor into the assessment of new sites including:

Connectivity and Ridership Drivers

  • How many trips will start and end at this station?
  • Does the station connect to other transit lines and have the potential to improve service?
  • Does the station connect to key destinations?

Travel Time Savings

  • What are the time savings associated with the new station?

Market Potential

  • How well situated is the station in relationship to future market demand?

Development Potential

  • Can the station support future development and intensification?

Policy Alignment

  • Does the Station Area conform to Regional land use policy?

Construction Affordability

  • What is the cost to construct the station?

Ease of Construction

  • Can the required facilities be constructed in this location?


This station has been evaluated as follows:

  • High: Ease of construction, construction affordability, developmental potential.
  • Medium: Policy alignment.
  • Low: Connectivity and ridership, travel time savings, market potential.

What are your thoughts on this analysis? Have we missed anything?

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Eve 's avatar
Apr 8, 2016 - 16:08

Having a Kirby station would help alleviate parking issues at King and Maple stations. Some people may even be able to walk to the station. With home construction, demand is only going to increase.

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