Metrolinx is the regional transportation authority for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). As part of an initiative to improve transportation in the GTHA, Metrolinx formulated a Regional Transportation Plan entitled “The Big Move”. This plan includes the strategic development of Mobility Hubs, where multiple modes of transportation seamlessly connect to facilitate passenger travel. The Port Credit GO Station, shown in Figure 1, was identified as an important Mobility Hub. However, additional parking infrastructure is required to ensure increasing numbers of commuters have access to the range of sustainable transportation options offered at the hub. It was decided that 1000 new parking spaces could be created by modifying existing lots. MMM Group Ltd., a Canadian consulting company, was hired to help plan these developments.
Matthew Casswell, a University of Waterloo co-op student, was tasked with analyzing the effect various parking infrastructure options would have on traffic in the area.
This case study illustrates the analysis of signalised intersections taking into consideration environmental and social factors, and providing justification for a recommendation.