Earlier this year, we launched our Urban Innovation Café event series to showcase the city-building insights of academics, thought leaders and practitioners. Today, we’re pleased to announce the second event in this series: Hacking Surface Transit in Toronto.
Across Toronto, communities and neighbourhoods are facing transit challenges. Whether it’s overcrowding on the Yonge line of the TTC subway, aging LRT equipment in Scarborough, gridlocked streets and highways due to employment concentration downtown, we are becoming more and more transit starved, and the provincial government’s promised rapid transit lines are a decade or more from being realized.
Enter surface solutions like the City of Toronto’s King Street Transit Pilot, which was quick, simple and affordable to implement, and proved to bring increased speed and reliability to thousands of riders on this busy route.
On July 30, we’re bringing together a panel of experts to discuss the potential of “hacking” other existing surface transit routes to prioritize transit and solve our near-term mobility issues.
Are solutions to our transit woes hiding in plain sight?
Join us to hear from:
- Barbara Gray, General Manager, Transportation Services, City of Toronto
- Andrew Miller, Associate Director, Mobility, Sidewalk Labs
- Raktim Mitra, Associate Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University
- Matti Siemiatycki, Associate Professor and Director of School of Cities, University of Toronto
Moderated by Cherise Burda, Executive Director, Ryerson City Building Institute.
“Hacking Surface Transit” will be held in the Sears Atrium, on the Ryerson University campus at 350 Victoria Street, for 150 guests. It is free to attend, but seats are reserved for registered attendees.
And as with all of our events in the Urban Innovation Café series, coffee and tea will be provided.
Thank you to our generous sponsor Donald K. Johnson, O.C..