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King City GO Train Survey: Updated Web Link

Updated GO Train Survey

To access GO train survey regarding changes to train station in King City here is the link.

As I said in an earlier post, this survey is important given the magnitude of changes to come.  I have heard from readers that links provided earlier did not function.

Do You Have Feedback for YRT?

Thursday 3/23 York Region Transit (YRT) and VIVA are hosting their annual public information session at the Township Office from 4-8PM. This is your opportunity to provide feedback to YRT/VIVA on either current service or on what you would like to see in the future.  One service I am going to be asking about is the “dial-a-ride” pilot in Georgina. Conceptually this strikes me as one of the practical ways that we could begin to have transit service in the rural areas.  Here is the formal notice about the meeting.




Finally finishing Collard, Scott & Winter

There is recommendation for awarding the tender for the top coat for Collard Drive, Scott and Winter. With the subsequent execution of the project this lengthy road reconstruction will be completed. Residents have been extremely patient.

Traffic Speed & Volume

Having reviewed the Staff report on traffic monitoring which is on the 11/1 Council agenda a constituent wrote me saying:  “I thought you might be interested in this story from the Toronto Star which is relevant to the traffic studies.  The staff report says speed is greatly influenced by the environment.  Maybe we should be changing the environment of streets to change the speed.  The staff report seems to me to take quite a narrow focus and would benefit from input by professions besides engineers.”  I agree:  the report is indeed very narrow in its focus:  I want to know what we have learned by using permanent radar boards, painted white lines at perimeter of road to create illusion of being narrower than actual, speed humps.  And, I want to know what more we could be doing.  Here is the Star article. 

Traffic Study by Ward

Very unfortunately it is hardly an exaggeration to say that everyone is talking about volume and speed of traffic.  At Council on TUESDAY, November 1 there is a Staff report reviewing learnings from a  series of traffic studies conducted during 2015 and 2016 across the Township.  I am interested to hear from you on your conclusions or ideas on action to take.  Let me know directly and/or come to Council that evening to talk to all members of Council.  Here is the report.