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The final map showed the suitability of each cell or area out of 100. The values ranged from 0 to 82, this means that the areas in bright green have the highest suitability for the implementation of a new GO train station stop. There were lots of suitable areas on the map to implement a new station and therefore in order to determine the optimal location a threshold of 75 was added. Applying this threshold indicated areas that were above 75% suitable further confining the best areas. With this threshold applied the optimal location was determined. The overall location was chosen based off proximity to urban density and existing rail line. There were some areas in the upper north east area of the study site that were deemed suitable however, if the station stop was created in this area it would be more expensive due to the need of a new rail and further away from the majority of the residents in Clarington.
Figure 4: Suitability map for potential GO train station stop.