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It will be a bit of a balancing act, but northern York Region’s population should grow substantially in the coming decades.
#mydavisdrive hashtag with photo enters you in contest - Take a pic with items purchased at a Davis Drive business and you could win some swag.The Town of Newmarket, Newmarket Chamber of Commerce and vivaNext have teamed up to host the #mydavisdrive selfie contest, which runs Aug. 17 to Sept. 20.
Vehicles automatically say their destinations when the front doors open. Talking buses and forward-facing dashboard cameras, already in use in York Region, and other North American transit systems, were among the measures the TTC said it would test in the wake of the death of Amaria Diljohn, 14, last December.
Carol Coffey is visually impaired and requires the use of a cane to walk. As a 79-year-old cancer survivor, the Mount Albert resident has regular medical appointments at offices located along Davis Drive, between Southlake Regional Health Centre and The Tannery Mall — right in the heart of the ongoing $260-million road reconstruction project.
Gridlock and traffic congestion are always a concern to our community — residents and businesses, alike. I’d like to bring you up to speed on transit projects in Richmond Hill that are certain to help. In June, Metrolinx announced it will move forward with the Yonge North Subway Extension project. Metrolinx’s Yonge Relief Network Study recommended the project be advanced to 15 per cent preliminary design and engineering.
The Viva Rapidway is coming along as we can see from the flurry of activity on Davis Drive. As the transformation starts to unfold, it comes with some challenges such as traffic, construction and businesses that are feeling the pinch.
After something of a false start in April, a new $135-million York Region Transit/Viva transit facility has officially opened in Richmond Hill.
Using data from Toronto, researchers find having 10 more trees on your block has health benefits akin to $10,000 raise or being seven years younger.
It might not be pretty, but the VivaNext bus rapidway construction occurring on Hwy. 7 through Markham, Vaughan and Richmond Hill and along Davis Drive in Newmarket is a case of short-term pain for long-term gain.
Calling transportation the number one challenge facing York Region, council established a task force in May to tackle the issue. Meanwhile, with gridlock costing the economy of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area $11 billion a year, the provincial and federal governments are pouring historic levels of funding into transportation infrastructure.