Toronto's Rob Ford has shown the depth, clarity and astuteness of his insight with a Transit Vision posted on YouTube:
Removing streetcars and scrapping Transit City is not the right vision for Toronto. Rob Ford refers to the 'war on cars', but the only 'war' I see in Toronto is a war on pedestrians. I chose to move to downtown Toronto with my husband and four kids five years ago. God knows, even with today's creaky transit, walking isn't easy.
My family doesn't want to walk next to speeding cars and stinky buses. While it may be practical for suburban drivers to zip through my city, this is not the transit vision I have in mind.
Why must downtown transit always be about whipping from A to Z anyway? Downtown streets are for pedestrians too, and busy streets are not safe streets.
Removing streetcars doesn't work for me either. Toronto streetcars are iconic! They are part of who we are.
I was almost getting my head around Rob Ford being Mayor. His fiscal message resonates with me. But after this transit vision I'm afraid I'll have to park my vote elsewhere.
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