Comment 118910

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted May 30, 2016 at 08:42:45 in reply to Comment 118908

Thanks very much for clarifying the budget numbers. So Ottawa spent about 11% than Hamilton per capita on capital expenses for roads and 20% more per capita on capital expenses for transit.

The picture, at least in these two transportation categories, is that Ottawa spends a bit more on roads and a lot more on transit.

As a planner, do you know how net levy spending per capita on transport (roads and transit) scales with the size of the city? I would guess that for high density cities it scales slower than linear and for low density cities it would scale faster, but I'd be interested to see data on this.

Of course, the averages would need to be taken over a long time period since infrastructure projects in any given year can be very expensive and cities sometimes go for a long time without building or upgrading transit.

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