Comment 13092

By highwater (registered) | Posted October 19, 2007 at 17:07:17

Toronto's ring roads are not what makes it a great place to live. My point for citing the Toronto Life article is that one of the things making Toronto's up and coming neighbourhoods so desirable is that they are well serviced by transit. Highway access, efficient traffic flow, and plentiful parking are not even on the radar. Historically, expressways are a blight and I've yet to see any convincing evidence to the contrary.

And even if they had been beneficial in the past, pursuing them in the age of peak oil and climate change just seems suicidal to me. I am in complete agreement with Jon Dalton's prediction. If there is a silver lining to the Red Hill debacle(sorry, not up on the acronymn du jour), it's that it will be next to impossible to summon up the political will, let alone the money, to repeat this mistake.

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