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METRONAUTS1

This is the place to tell the story of Metronauts #1, a conversation about the future of getting around in the Greater Toronto Area. This event is taking place April 5 2008 at MARS in Toronto.

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Event Schedule

Opening Session (10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.)

Opening session with information about the day. 

Session 1 (10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.)

Area Conversation  Proposed By
1 Fares and Fare Collection

2
Toronto's LRT Plans
Daniel Kitts
Traffic Hierarchy
Bruce Ward
4
Web and Communications Strategies
Dan
5
More Bus Routes on Major Arteries

6
TTC Safety and Security Issues
Meg
7
MyTTC.ca: Open Public Transit Data
Kieran Huggins & Kevin Branigan
8
GO Transit: Improving Customer Service
Pat
9
Complete Streets, Road Diets and Road Clarification System
Marty
10
Mental Maps and How We Think About Toronto's Space Bill D.
11
Transit-Oriented Development for Low-Income Neighbourhoods

12
Transit Mall Streetcar Stations for King and Queen Streets
Robert
13

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Introduction of micro-vehicles (drays) in public transit service Spring 2009.

LocK

Session 2 (11:40 - 12:40)

Area Conversation  Proposed By
1 Making Mobility Hubs Vibrant and Cool
Mark S.
2
Road Tolling for Transit Advocates
Bem Grish
Let's Exploit Existing Infrastructure
Ruth Silver
4
Guerilla Advocacy
 
Laurence
5
Third Space: Transit as a Space That's Neither Home nor Work, Where Life Goes On

6
Mapping Function on Metrolinx Site: Demo and Consultation
Jacquie M.
7
Intra-Regional Transit

8
ICE-T: Inner-City Express Trains
Dave Dewees
9

Non-9-to-5 Commuting to and from Downtown and the Burbs

Marty
10
Stopfinder (Parking and Driving Data): Demo and Feedback

11
An Ad-Free TTC Dave Meslin
12
Regional Rail: Using Rail Corridors for Rapid Frequent Metro-Like Train Service Across Toronto and the 905 Region Sean M.
13
Customer Service
14
Bus Service Across the Inner Suburbs (Scarborough, North York and Etobicoke)
Michael

Lunch (12:40 - 1:30)

Some suggestions for lunch:

  1. Meet new people! Sit with someone you've never met.
  2. Think about this question: "What next?"
  3. Be back at 1:30! There's some stuff to be doen before the afternoon sessions.

Session 3 (2:00 - 3:00)

Area Conversation  Proposed By
1 Goverment-Sponsored Shared Transit
Ruth Silver
2
Starting a Chat About TTC/Transit When They are on TTC/Transit
Kate
Walkable Communities
Jake Koseleci
4
What Should be Done to Improve Cycling Infrastructure / Bike Lockers and Other Ways of Detrring Bike Theft
Chris Drew and Brigitte Davidson
5
The Right to Mobility / Accesibility (TTC)
Antoine and Carolyn
6
Improving the Transit Experience on a Limited Budget / Rider Experience: The Joy of Use
Jeffrey Y. and Adam Schwabe
7
Student Fares for University Students

8
Longer Transfer Periods (e.g. Two-Hour Transfers, Either Direction)

9
Keeping Schedules and Speeding Up Buses/Streetcars
Robert
10
Design and Branding
Blair
11
How Do We Leverage Worldwide Transit Knowledge?
Mark Mulholland
12
Challenging the Transportation Hierarchy: Making Room for Bikes
Dave Meslin
13
Easy Effieciency Gains (e.g. How to Keep People from Crowding the Door on the Subway/Bus)
Dan H.

Session 4 (3:00 - 4:00)

Area Conversation  Proposed By
1 Tracking and Planning Travel Times
Krispy Ucello
2
Optimizing the Sunk Metal Cost of Travel
John
Schedules
Dan H.
4
Activating Areas Around New Transit City Stops
Michael
5
Getting Suburbanites Out of Cars
David Harrison
6
GTA Fare Integration / How to Integrate Fares for regional Travel / Transit Payment and Smart fare Systems Bob Brent, Andrae and Tom Purves
10
Moving Metronauts Community Online
Mark Kuznicki

Closing Session (4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.)

Closing session to complete the day and talk about what's next.

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