[getsmart-l] Fwd: GTA West Corridor Highway & other highways to be widened in accommodation: public consultations Tues & Thurs

scott.lansche at utoronto.ca scott.lansche at utoronto.ca
Fri Jun 25 16:55:05 EDT 2010


Not only do we not need more sprawl.  Because we are running out of  
accessible oil, we do not need more roads or airports.  We will have  
spare capacity soon enough.

Regards,
Scott.

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     Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 08:34:56 -0700 (PDT)
     From: Gloria Boxen <gboxen at rogers.com>
Reply-To: Gloria Boxen <gboxen at rogers.com>
  Subject: [getsmart-l] GTA West Corridor Highway & other highways to  
be widened in accommodation: public consultations Tues & Thurs
       To: Ontario Get Smart Network <getsmart-l at list.web.net>

Rather than look decide to go for more fuel-efficient and  
land-efficient transportation options,  the Province is electing to  
build a new GTA West Corridor Highway and to widen existing highways  
to accommodate the increased truck and car volume that will be created.

Gloria Boxen

http://www.yorkregion.com/news/article/835952--province-ponders-vaughan-highway

...Planners whittled down a series of
options to two possible alternatives.

One, which would reduce the impact on green space, would allow for a  
route off Hwy. 401, south of Georgetown, up over the top of the GTA  
and terminating at Hwy. 400.

A second option starts farther west, in Milton and is considered a
better option for business and industry and improving transportation.  
It also comes with lower construction costs.

Both options also avoid crossing the Niagara Escarpment.

The new road is expected to be four to six lanes and other GTA
highways would also be widened to improve the network.     It will  
likely be a 400-series highway or something similar, Mr.
Ahmed said....

http://www.gta-west.com/study_bg.html

...Prior to approval of the Province?s Growth Plan for the
Greater Golden Horseshoe(February 2006), a number of studies,
including MTO?s Central Ontario Strategic Transportation  
Directions(Draft 2002) indicated that MTO should examine the long-term
transportation needs to address a number of areas including future
growth in the GTA from Highway 400 westerly to the Guelph area. The GTA
West Corridor, identified in the Growth Planas a ?Future
Transportation Corridor?, represents a strategic link between theUrban  
Growth Centresin the west of the GTA such as Downtown
Milton, Brampton City Centre, Vaughan Corporate Centre and Downtown
Guelph....

...The concentration of population and employment in the Guelph Kitchener/
Waterloo Cambridge triangle introduces new transportation challenges in
the western portion of the Greater Golden Horseshoe. It is important
that these economic centres be better linked. This is true not only for
the continuing needs of commuter travel which provide the economic
workforces, but also for the increasing needs of goods movement between
these centres.

...The purpose of this EA study is to examine long-term transportation
problems and opportunities to the year 2031 and consider alternative
solutions to provide better linkages between Urban Growth Centres in  
the GTA West Corridor Preliminary Study Area, including Downtown
Guelph, Downtown Milton, Brampton City Centre and Vaughan Corporate
Centre, as identified in the Growth Plan. The Preliminary Study Area  
is available to download on the Maps and Reports page of
this website.
  http://www.gta-west.com/

Public Information Centre (Round) #4 (June 2010)
Consultation Record
The Consultation Record  has been prepared as required under section  
6(3) of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act whereby a  
"description of the consultation by the proponent and the results of  
the consultations"  in preparation of the ToR must be
appended to the ToR document as part of the submission to the Minister
of the Environment for approval.
The Consultation Record is available to download on
the Maps and
Reports page of this website.  Click here for a list of local libraries and
Municipal Clerks offices in the Preliminary Study Area where hard  
copies of the Consultation Record have been made available.

Public Information Centres (PICs)  The fourth round of Public  
Information Centres has
been scheduled for June 2010. Five PICs will be held in locations  
across the Preliminary Study Area. The PICs will be conducted as a  
drop-in
format from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on each of the four nights. In
addition, brief presentations will be provided each night at 5:00 p.m.
and 7:00 p.m. to provide a study overview.The purpose of the PICs is to
provide members of the public with an opportunity to review and comment
on the draft multi-modal Transportation Development Strategy for the  
GTA West Corridor. The PICs will be held as follows:



The material to be presented at the
PICs includes:

PIC #4 Display Boards (PDF / 2MB )
PIC #4 Study Brochure (PDF / 5MB )

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Rather than look decide to go for more fuel-efficient and land-efficient transportation options,  the Province is electing to build a new GTA West Corridor Highway and to widen existing highways to accommodate the increased truck and car volume that will be created.

Gloria Boxen

http://www.yorkregion.com/news/article/835952--province-ponders-vaughan-highway

...Planners whittled down a series of 
options to two possible alternatives.

One, which would reduce the impact on green space, would allow for a route off Hwy. 401, south of Georgetown, up over the top of the GTA and terminating at Hwy. 400.

A second option starts farther west, in Milton and is considered a 
better option for business and industry and improving transportation. It also comes with lower construction costs.

Both options also avoid crossing the Niagara Escarpment.

The new road is expected to be four to six lanes and other GTA 
highways would also be widened to improve the network.     It will likely be a 400-series highway or something similar, Mr. 
Ahmed said....

http://www.gta-west.com/study_bg.html

...Prior to approval of the Province?s Growth Plan for the 
Greater Golden Horseshoe(February 2006), a number of studies, 
including MTO?s Central Ontario Strategic Transportation Directions(Draft 2002) indicated that MTO should examine the long-term 
transportation needs to address a number of areas including future 
growth in the GTA from Highway 400 westerly to the Guelph area. The GTA 
West Corridor, identified in the Growth Planas a ?Future 
Transportation Corridor?, represents a strategic link between theUrban Growth Centresin the west of the GTA such as Downtown 
Milton, Brampton City Centre, Vaughan Corporate Centre and Downtown 
Guelph....

...The concentration of population and employment in the Guelph Kitchener/ 
Waterloo Cambridge triangle introduces new transportation challenges in 
the western portion of the Greater Golden Horseshoe. It is important 
that these economic centres be better linked. This is true not only for 
the continuing needs of commuter travel which provide the economic 
workforces, but also for the increasing needs of goods movement between 
these centres.

...The purpose of this EA study is to examine long-term transportation 
problems and opportunities to the year 2031 and consider alternative 
solutions to provide better linkages between Urban Growth Centres in the GTA West Corridor Preliminary Study Area, including Downtown 
Guelph, Downtown Milton, Brampton City Centre and Vaughan Corporate 
Centre, as identified in the Growth Plan. The Preliminary Study Area is available to download on the Maps and Reports page of 
this website.
 http://www.gta-west.com/

Public Information Centre (Round) #4 (June 2010) 
Consultation Record
The Consultation Record  has been prepared as required under section 6(3) of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act whereby a "description of the consultation by the proponent and the results of the consultations"  in preparation of the ToR must be 
appended to the ToR document as part of the submission to the Minister 
of the Environment for approval.
The Consultation Record is available to download on 
the Maps and 
Reports page of this website.  Click here for a list of local libraries and 
Municipal Clerks offices in the Preliminary Study Area where hard copies of the Consultation Record have been made available. 

Public Information Centres (PICs)  The fourth round of Public Information Centres has 
been scheduled for June 2010. Five PICs will be held in locations across the Preliminary Study Area. The PICs will be conducted as a drop-in 
format from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on each of the four nights. In 
addition, brief presentations will be provided each night at 5:00 p.m. 
and 7:00 p.m. to provide a study overview.The purpose of the PICs is to 
provide members of the public with an opportunity to review and comment 
on the draft multi-modal Transportation Development Strategy for the GTA West Corridor. The PICs will be held as follows:



The material to be presented at the 
PICs includes:

PIC #4 Display Boards (PDF / 2MB ) 
PIC #4 Study Brochure (PDF / 5MB ) 
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