There has been a ton of moaning and groaning over the 3+ HOV lanes and rightfully so. If you’re going to implement them you’d better have a kick ass public transit system to support them.
The Ministry of Transportation insists they’ll be removed after the Pan Am Games and they’ll use the data/feedback they’ve received for future planning. Some people are saying they should stay, that initially those lanes may be empty but eventually people will change their travel arrangements to take advantage of the faster commute in the HOV lane.
Although traffic is moving for buses and cabs or cars with 3 or more people it certainly isn’t for everyone else and delays have been longer than predicted. There also hasn’t been any information released on how many signed up or are using the carpooling/ride sharing service offered by Metrolinx.
Uber Canada is hoping to capitalize on the clogged lanes during PanJam to direct people to their new carpooling service, Uberpool, which will be on a trial run in Toronto throughout the games until July 26th.
What would you like to see happen?