Comment 99212

By higgicd (registered) | Posted March 27, 2014 at 09:40:19

Much of 'new urbanism', a term that arouses instant derision and animosity as 'lefty' propaganda from fiscal conservatives, is in fact soundly based in the very same fiscal conservatism. Want to share the costs of infrastructure in a more economically efficient manner? Add density. Want to reduce gridlock? Charge individuals for their use of the infrastructure in question through a toll. Want to build condos on the waterfront? Oh we need a traffic study first? Maybe you can move more people per area of road space with gasp an LRT or GO train. On the other hand, its funny to see that you also get so-called fiscal conservatives championing excessively over-built infrastructure like our one-way streets or the Scarborough Subway - but that is a topic for another day.

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