King Street’s radical carlessness
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.