One of the biggest questions asked at council yesterday (about Toronto’s transit future, in case you missed that whole thing) was about density. One side argued that we’re not dense enough to support a subway, the other said “Build it and they will come”. Adam Vaughan (Trinity-Spadina) had one of the last opportunities to speak and refuted this whole “Build it, they’ll take transit” idea really nicely by pointing out that we built the Spadina part of the Yonge-University-Spadina line with that in mind, and it STILL hasn’t worked.
I was going to blog about density today, and so started researching, but found an awesome and incredibly post about it already written, less than two months ago. You can find it here:
There’s a follow-up to it, here:
If you don’t know exactly what I mean, here’s a map of what it’s all about.