Comment 123700

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted September 11, 2018 at 13:09:34

Damage to street surfaces goes up as the fourth power of vehicle weight. In other words, a vehicle that is twice as heavy will cause 16 times the damage.

This is why streets where the only vehicles allowed are bicycles very rarely experience potholes. We see this in North America's largest car-free residential community on The Toronto Islands. By significantly mode shifting away from motor vehicles, Dutch communities can afford to maintain their roads to maintenance standards that prevent potholes. We can easily do the same in Hamilton, and save money and lives in the process.

As to Terry Whitehead, I have already analysed the veracity of one set of his statements. I see little evidence that this man has changed his relationship with reality.

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