Comment 66865

By Brandon (registered) | Posted July 24, 2011 at 21:12:44 in reply to Comment 66844

It is truly a car-centric culture we live in, is it not. You may wish more people to use transit but that sure is not reality.

Of course it isn't a reality. Right now.

And it has nothing to do with how suburbs were planned. It has nothing to do with the fact that transit as a whole is pretty lousy. It has nothing to do with acres of parking being available almost everywhere you need to go.

I know a number of people in Toronto who don't have a car due to the fact that it simply isn't necessary due to the transit options combined with zip car services. When I have a meeting in Toronto I always check to see how accessible it is to transit prior to driving. Can you honestly say you'd prefer to own a car if you had similar transit options available to you?

It is always surprising to me when people say "that's just the way it is" without any consideration as to how or why it became that way.

Comment edited by Brandon on 2011-07-24 21:13:32

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