Comment 88014

By AnjoMan (registered) | Posted April 19, 2013 at 19:49:09 in reply to Comment 87999

Believe it or not, cyclists also pay taxes.

I don't agree that gas tax and income tax are the only way we should charge - these measures affect all people including those who don't experience congestion and don't need or use the roadways that are most affected by congestion. What you are suggesting means that people in e.g. Fergus ON are going to be paying more for gas even though they are not at all affected by the congestion problems that we have in the GTA, and would not experience any benefits from having those problems alleviated. That doesn't seem fair to me - let the people who rely on the infrastructure contribute more. Remember, they are already contributing taxes that help fund what we currently have.

Furthermore, tolls on heavily used roads can be a good thing even if we don't need the revenue to fund other projects.

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