The Mo­ment

King Street’s rad­i­cal car­less­ness

Toronto Life - - Contents -

In a city ob­sessed with blockbuster tran­sit dreams—SmartTrack, a re­lief line, the Scar­bor­ough ex­ten­sion— the $1.5-mil­lion King Street pi­lot project is re­fresh­ingly mod­est. For once, Toronto is tack­ling trans­porta­tion woes swiftly and in­ex­pen­sively in­stead of promis­ing a far-off, fairy-tale sub­way so­lu­tion. Even if the year-long pi­lot is a flop, at least it will make the King com­mute less of a blood-boil­ing hor­ror for street­cars, cy­clists and pedes­tri­ans. A sum­mer of pa­tios in the curb lane doesn’t sound so bad ei­ther.

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