Comment 77169

By Parallax (anonymous) | Posted May 22, 2012 at 10:09:44

In urban areas, certainly.

I imagine that the population divides in Canada, where diffusion can be much more pronounced, would make a level playing field for all intents and purposes impossible. The system seems to exacerbate this divide: wunder the Gasoline Tax Act, for example, only those municipalities that have a rapid transit or public transportation system can seek a tax rebate. If they're working to implement a system, initial financial responsibility appears to fall entirely to the municipality in question. And of course cycling infrastructure is often seen, in large part incorrectly, as being in funding competition with roads, and roads/highways are perennial political hot potato, so it's no surprise to see there being no provincial or federal direction or vision on cycling infrastructure, which (as with transit) is probably the only way we're going to make real strides.

In any event, there's much more that can be done.

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