Tuesday, February 21, 2006

St Clair is saved...

saved from the NIMBYs that is.

The Divisional Court handed down its reserved decision (PDF format - hat tip Spacing Wire for the link) in the rehearing of the attempt by Save Our St Clair to derail the Streetcar Right of Way project. SOS' antics have cost the city millions and created disruption for the locals by interrupting the construction. The Ontario Muncipal Board's thumbs up to the Transportation section of the 2002 Official Plan a month ago seems to have demolished the last doubts.

Biking Toronto has more analysis but hopefully this will be the last bump in the road - for streetcars to work they must be able to move efficiently - indeed the clustering caused by traffic congestion and consequent lost travel time is one of the reason people criticise streetcars!
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