What a long week! I traveled to Toronto for a whopping 48 hours and met some great plannery people. So here it goes, Transit City edition:
Best: Bumber to bumber streetcars (drool). Never realized how great it is to have a back window!
Worst: Overhead wires. Yikes, there is a lot of clutter. Finger crossed that Saint Paul can swing some of those wireless trolleys.
Best: Cool subway font used in every station. The tiles are also pretty amazing. Of course, I am not the first person to notice this - I am just one of many fans.
Worst: Skinny platforms. Makin' our LRT platforms look pretty luxurious. Amazing what a little ADA can do (I missed ADA often while in Canada.)
Best: Commonwealth candy. Picked up a Mr. Big and a Coffee Crisp - hubby's favorites.
Worst: The King Seat. Not sure why the back of every bus has this special throne, but this would cause a lot of trouble on the 16. There are already power struggles in the back of the bus, people. Terrible idea!
Best: A foot pedal on a public trash can. Yes! Why don't we have these?
Worst: Wayfinding fail. A wayfinding panel that says that maps will be added soon. Not helpful!
Best: Bike fairy love. Found on the seat of a Bixi (bikeshare) bike in Dundas Square.