The TTC has just put onto display a Bombardier streetcar at the Ontario Science Centre and launched the website My New Streetcar to get the public's feedback on what we want in our streetcars. As the current fleet ages the TTC will be replacing hundreds of them.
And with the recent capital budget devoting more money to transit, and with the other amazingly big news today announced by the province, the TTC will be able to start putting in place their Transit City plan of light rail criss-crossing the city.
It's our duty at I Bike T.O. to focus on the bike angle: the new buses being purchased will all have bike racks on the front, but we're hoping that there'll be a place for bikes on the streetcar. After all, people might want to transfer at times even if they have a bike.
You can leave your pro-bike racks/hanger comments on the website. (It's probably a given that any new streetcar will be a low-rider with wide doors and thus accessible for wheelchairs, large strollers and, luckily, bikes.)