14 Jul '11, 1pm

Institutionalized stupidity propels Toronto's tranport system backwards #bikeTO

Institutionalized stupidity propels Toronto's tranport system backwards #bikeTO

Toronto claims to be “shifting gears ” towards a bike-friendly city. However, their actions appear to be speaking louder than their words, as council is removing a bike lane on one of the busiest arteries in the city. One of Mayor Rob Ford’s first statements as he entered office last fall was that the “war on the car ” was over. Ford promptly stopped work on light rail projects and canceled millions of dollars in other transit initiatives, leaving the city on the hook for millions in cancellation fees. Ford instead is choosing to put a light rail line underground and take other measures that have been deemed the “dumbest decision(s) ever ” by the former head of the Toronto Transit Commission. In his remarks last week, David Gunn warned that the city was headed for ruin with its current transit plan as it ignores maintenance and efficiency in favor of a fragmented, higher-c...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/toronto-an-anti-bicycle-city....

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