This graphic includes the criteria developed to evaluate the short list of corridors for the Relief Line North as well as the four key features of the initial business case. The evaluation criteria begins with Serving People and includes the following categories: Choice – Develop an integrated network that connects different modes to provide for more travel options; Experience – Capacity to ease crowding/ congestion; reduce travel times; make travel more reliable, safe and enjoyable; and, Social Equity – Do not favour any group over others; allow everyone good access to work, school and other activities. The next criteria is Strengthening Places and includes the following categories: Shaping the City – Use the transportation network as a tool to shape the residential development of the City; Healthy Neighbourhoods – Capacity to ease crowding/ congestion; reduce travel times; make travel more reliable, safe and enjoyable; and, Public Health and Environment – Support and enhance natural areas, encourage people to reduce how far they drive. Lastly, the Supporting Prosperity criteria which includes Support Growth – Investment in public transportation should support economic development; allow workers to get to jobs more easily; allow goods to get to markets more efficiently; and, Affordability – Improvements to the transportation system should be affordable to build, maintain and operate. These criteria are paired with the four features that form the initial business case including the Strategic Case – How does the investment achieve strategic goals and objectives?; Economic Case – What is the investment’s overall value to society?; Financial Case – What are the financial implications of delivering the investment?; and, Deliverability and Operations Case – What risks and requirements must be considered for delivering and operating the investment?
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