The questions below were asked by residents and the responses are from the Department.
These non-answers cloud the ability to ensure the best route is chosen and are needed to answered before a route is chosen.
Parker Rapid Transit Questions and Replies
Q: How will traffic going to and from the Rapid Transit line access the line from Pembina and Waverley?
Although Functional Design and service planning for Stage 2 of the Southwest Transitway has not yet been completed, access to the Corridor could potentially occur at Pembina and Jubilee, at Hurst/Beaumont, at McGillivray, at Bishop Grandin, at Markham, and/or at Bison.
Protecting Green Space
Q: Will the line go through forest or the line of trees that run along Parker?
A: The impact of Stage 2 of the Transitway on the tree areas along Parker will be better understood with the completion of the Functional Design Study in approximately 12 months’ time.
Q: What type of noise can the neighbourhood expect and what measures are been recommended to minimize any noise?
A: One can get a very good sense of the noise associated with the Transitway by standing on the AT path alongside of Stage 1 of the Southwest Transitway. Many people find that the operation of buses along the Corridor is surprising quiet, and in fact, very few noise complaints have been received since operation of Stage 1 began in April.
Q: Will there be an active transportation path built with the Rapid Transit Line?
A: Although details around the development of AT facilities will be better defined during Functional Design, the intent is to support Stage 2 of the Transitway with AT improvements.
Q: Will the Rapid Transit line impact the Brenda Leipsic Dog Park?
A: As with the Green Space questions, the impact of Stage 2 of the Transitway on the area will be better understood with the completion of the Functional Design Study in approximately 12 months’ time.
Q: Are there any safety concerns associated with having rapid transportation run alongside an existing neighbourhood?
A: Similar to Stage 1, construction of the corridor will be sited near to existing and proposed residential developments in an effort to maximize the value of the service. Although construction of the Transitway presents risks similar to any other roadway, it is important to note that transit vehicles utilizing the corridor will be operated by professional drivers.
Q: Are homes going to be expropriated?
A: The potential for some expropriation of properties does exist. The details of these expropriations will be better understood following Functional Design.
Residential Access to the Neighbourhood
Q: Are any of the present road access points into the neighbourhood going to be closed off?
A: The potential for the closure, or relocation, of some road access points does exist, particularly with Hurst Way. Again, the details surrounding this issue will be better understood following Functional Design.
As for the posting of the findings of the Stage 2 Southwest Transitway Alignment Study – we expect to have the report (and the maps in the report) posted to our website shortly.