This week, City Council will be debating and voting on what type of transit to use on Sheppard Ave East. An expert panel has recommended “Light Rail Transit”, commonly known as LRT. Others are advocating for an underground subway.
There are merits to both points of view, but the first step towards choosing the right system is to get beyond the rhetoric. Some of those who support subways, have been referring to LRTs as “streetcars” or “trolleys”. This is a misleading tactic, designed to confuse voters. I’ve selected a dozen videos, from around the world, showing that LRTS can be fast, comfortable and high-capacity. This ain’t no trolley: