I remember being a kid in the 80's and seeing Phoenix's Hwy 101 Tempe - Scottsdale (ring road) be stagnant for decades. I always remember a ton of overpasses were built with NO roads built between them. It was literally over 15 years before they overpasses were connected, but they were thinking of sprawl in advance.....no different than this.I’m hopeful this might help accelerate development and higher density projects though! Lots of good examples of how building “transit to nowhere” can actually work out well long term as new residents don’t build car-centric patterns from day 1 as often. Idk if that will be true here though. But trying to be positive
Yes, it is currently the end point but that will eventually change. Also, Blatchford itself does have the capacity for a lot of growth, although that has been slow to date.Clareview was a “nowhere” station back in 1981. Moo ok re development followed. I think Blatchford Station will see more action as the line is extended.
In response, a few changes are planned:Due to significant economic pressures and market uncertainty, estimated project costs have escalated. Ongoing work is being done to identify efficiencies to keep projected costs within the approved project funding, while also achieving the vision of the approved LRT Network Plan.
Grade separation must not be dropped!Update on the Capital Line South extension going to Executive Committee in a couple of weeks. There's a big red flag in the administration report:
In response, a few changes are planned:
- Making the Heritage Valley North station at-grade
- Crossing Ellerslie Road at-grade
- Reducing the number of LRVs purchased
- Shrinking the size of the Operations and Maintenance Facility