A Bandwagon Worth Jumping On

Phoenix just opened its first light rail line. When Phoenix takes anti-sprawl measures, it makes you sit up and pay attention. For a sense of scale it is about the same length as the proposed Eglinton LRT.

Hopefully a crosstown trip on the Eglinton LRT, being partly undergound and considerably more expensive, won’t take 1.5 hours. I’m not saying they need to build a subway under Eglinton, but sensibly spaced stops and signal priority are a must.

UPDATE: Apparently that’s 1.5 hours roundtrip, as The Transport Politic reports 50 minutes end to end. That actually strikes me as fairly impressive, considering the distance.

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