Feeling Congested

February 11, 2014

Frequent, rapid bus service could ‘transform’ Toronto transportation

Toronto’s chief planner says the city could “transform” how people get around and tackle its brutal congestion with rapid bus service on main thoroughfares.

February 11, 2014

Better bus service a faster – and cheaper – way to ease Toronto congestion, chief planner says

Bus service can be sped up and improved – and perhaps given its own lane – as another way to tackle congestion that is holding back Toronto..

January 22, 2014

How do we fix Toronto transit?

That’s the sort of deceptively simple question that transportation expert Jarrett Walker says has been lost in the squabbling over transit routes. And it’s urgent for a city struggling to keep moving in the coming decades.

January 01, 2014

Walking is fundamental to our survival

Research continues to point to the link between health and the shape of communities. A recent study showed that the more walkable your neighbourhood, the lower your chances of developing diabetes.

June 25, 2013

Feeling Congested? The City Is Listening, So Speak Up

Transportation is a hot button issue in the City of Toronto. Whether walking, cycling, using public transit or driving, commuting is a daily factor in the lives of almost all Torontonians.

June 17, 2013

Transport Futures: The Great Media Debate

Date: Monday, June 24, 2013 (1 to 3:30 PM)
Location: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto

June 6, 2013


Staff of Toronto’s City Planning Division hope to meet with commuters on subway platforms, in streetcars, on buses and on bike routes...

June 6, 2013

City planner among staff to ride TTC for transit feedback

Toronto chief city planner and other staff are riding the TTC on Thursday, looking for rider feedback on transit and congestion.

June 6, 2013

Toronto city planners asking for the public’s thoughts on transit

City planners took to the TTC, Thursday, to discuss Torontonians thoughts on public transit and how riders feel about Toronto’s transit expansion plans.

June 6, 2013

City seeks public’s thoughts on easing congestion

City planners took to the TTC Thursday, to consult with Torontonians on congestion and Toronto’s transit expansion plans.

March 8, 2013

Toronto needs to catch up on transit problems before it’s too late: urban planner

Like Moscow before it, Toronto will descend into a future of nightmarish gridlock and crippling congestion if it cannot address its transit problems...

March 8, 2013

Who's driving transit?

Since council voted down his Sheppard subway proposal last March, discussions about expanding transit, and more importantly how to pay for it, have gained powerful momentum.

March 8, 2013

Tackling Public Transit, With or Without Mayor Rob Ford

At the first Feeling Congested panel, even some of the mayor's allies seemed to agree that the City may need to tax and toll its way to better transit.

February 18, 2013

GTA transit expansion: the planning, the paying

The city-led consultation — which goes by the name Feeling Congested? — held its fourth public event at city hall on Wednesday.

February 15, 2013

Improve transit experience for commuters, Feeling Congested meeting told

At the final public session of a transportation consultation organized by the City of Toronto, residents made clear improving travel experiences ...

February 15, 2013

Toronto’s finally talking transportation

Toronto Talks Transportation, and organizers have been holding public meetings ... At a Feeling Congested? meeting at City Hall this week, participants were ...

February 14, 2013

More of the worse....unless new premier uses budget to push revenue tools for transit

The city’s current Feeling Congested? consultation’s search for feedback on what new taxes and charges residents would tolerate for transit ...

February 14, 2013

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak cool to ‘revenue tools’ for building transit

The Ontario government needs to “root out waste” before asking Toronto-region residents to pay tolls or fees to fund badly needed transit expansion...

February 5, 2013

First meeting to gather input on public transit today.

The city will host the first of four public consultation sessions to gather input on future transportation priorities Monday evening.

February 5, 2013

Give your feedback on transit wants

As a preliminary round of public transit consultations gets underway this week, Toronto’s chief planner hopes an overflow of residents take the time to provide feedback

February 5, 2013

Metrolinx transit plan needs a miracle

That’s what it will take — a modern day miracle — for the Toronto region to figure out its transportation future in time for the majority of us to reap significant benefits in our lifetime.

February 4, 2013

How Toronto chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat wants to fix our transit problem

Enough with the delays, the congestion and the massive unpredictability of getting around this city. Enough with the packed subway trains and interminable waits...

February 4, 2013

Hope T.O's top planner can shake things up

Considering there is no shortage of navel gazing that has and is now going on with respect to how to pay for transit — including dreadlocked Sarah Thomson’s sales tax...

February 3, 2013

Toronto’s chief planner’s new campaign focuses on congestion

Toronto kicks off talks about regional transit taxes and transportation priorities as Feeling Congested? campaign begins.

February 3, 2013

Toronto to launch new transit consultation

Commuters tired of fighting their way through Toronto's terrible traffic will soon have a new outlet for their rage. A city initiative seeks residents' input ...

January 29, 2013

Campaign to explore future of Toronto transit unveiled

Jennifer Keesmaat discussed the campaign - called "Feeling Congested?" - during a city hall committee meeting Monday. She said it will give residents an opportunity ...

January 15, 2013

Funding the transit we want today... with 2006's tax rate

Funding transit is about investing in our collective future - not unlike saving for our kid's education. But how do we pay for transit? That's been the question no one wanted ...

January 24, 2013

Ottawa: Rebuilding and revitalizing a city, street by street

it's a whole resurgence of urban life; now it's all about the neighbourhood, it's about access to transit, it's about cycling and it's a very different way of looking at the world.

January 15, 2013

We need to link the money we raise with our investment priorities.

When it comes to transportation funding, gasoline taxes and tolls pay for only a third of state & local road spending in the U.S.