The New Mobility HUB Launch
at Exhibition Place
Tuesday, April 25, 8:30 – 10 am
From the Bike Toronto website:
The City of Toronto will be getting its first New Mobility Hub that will feature facilities for cyclists including an installation of the city’s new bike lockers and one of the Community Bicycle Network’s Bike Share Hub. The New Mobility Hub is a project of Moving the Economy www.movingtheeconomy.ca, an organization whose mission is to spur the growth of sustainable transportation. One of the initiatives that they are undertaking towards that goal is to build New Mobility Hubs around the City that will connect together various modes of sustainable transportation: cycling, walking and transit. The first New Mobility Hub is being installed at Exhibition Place. The launch of this new facility will occur on April 25th, 2006 between 8:30 am and 10:00 am.
The Exhibition/Liberty Hub will be next to the Exhibition stops of GO Transit’s Lakeshore line and the TTC’s 511 Bathurst and 509 Harbourfront streetcar routes. It is also near the Martin Goodman Trail and 2 blocks away from the Dufferin bus route that has bike racks on the busses.
How come this isn’t tagged with the “Pedestrian” tag as well? Given that it is connecting “various modes of sustainable transportation: cycling, walking and transit?”
I like having a drink from the drink machine after a long walk before I get on the streetcar to take me home!
I like it. The only think I’d do differently is bring the Dufferin bus into the hub as well. That’s a long walk from the GO station to the bus, especially in the winter winds.
Thank you for pointing out that Moving the Economy is “an organization whose mission is to spur the growth of sustainable transportation.” Because, man, I just clicked around on their website for a long time and couldn’t figure out what the heck they are about. All kinds of jargon I wasn’t familiar with and links that took me in circles. It’s too bad, really because it seems like they’re doing some pretty cool stuff.