Comment 77762

By brendansimons (registered) | Posted June 01, 2012 at 11:21:26 in reply to Comment 77718

This idea that increasing traffic flow reduces pollution is a myth that has to end. If a road accommodates fewer cars / hour, and those cars are generally travelling slower (with less air resistance) then the total pollution will be reduced, not increased. Your car is spewing way more fumes travelling at 60kph than it is idling at a stop light.

Removing buildings is absolutely the wrong approach. A liveable street has to work on the human scale, which means you shouldn't have to walk 100 yards to cross it. And what for? It's just as fast to get across the city via the QEW or the Link/Red Hill.

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