Originally Posted by mousquet
Getting lost in counting lanes. It does look like LA's most insane freeways indeed. You'd end up in a coupla dozens of lanes pattern by pushing such a transit strategy too far on the outskirts of large cities like this. It's just impossible for taking way too much room. Everyone on here is aware.
I guess when even the better-off smiles from getting in a train, we're safer.
And yet Toronto has a far stronger transit system with greater ridership than almost any North American city. I don't have the data at hand but I believe it's second only to New York and Mexico City.
Toronto's 405 is massive, but it goes through the suburbs and carries through-traffic around the city in addition to local traffic (commuters, etc). Compare to the New Jersey Turnpike
which has a similar collector-distributor layout. Both Toronto and New York have little or no highways running continuously through the city center (the turnpike photo is Elizabeth, NJ - a suburb).