Comment 80854

By jonathan dalton (registered) | Posted September 12, 2012 at 00:10:31

It was indeed a different world back in 1956. There was no LINC, Red Hill expressway, 403 or skyway bridge. Now we have all of those plus a highway on most of Burlington Street.

Is Bratina claiming we need more car infrastructure now because transit is worse? Transit ridership peaked around 1988 if I had my facts straight. It seems to me the argument there is for better transit, independently of one or two way. Increased transit ridership is part of our TMP goals after all. As is cycling. Bratina seems defeated to the fact that cars rule today and cycling and transit died after the 50's.

Perhaps we are more car dependent today, but as evidenced by our own goals and objectives as a city, we recognize the need to change the patterns. Car use overall has recently peaked, transit and cycling are on the rise, and there is a growing trend to seek alternatives to the car. This has all been well documented on this site. The city already has the program, it just needs to get with it.

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