31 Mar '17, 3pm

Big transit projects have a big carbon footprint

The late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford liked driving his SUV and didn’t like stupid trolleys in his way. So when it came to a fully funded ready to go plan for Light Rapid Transit (LRT) he had a simple plan, and said on March 22, 2012: People want subways, folks. They want subways, subways. They don’t want these damned streetcars blocking up our city. That’s what they don’t want….I’m not going to support the LRTs, I’ll tell you that right now. I’m going to do everything in my power to try to stop it. Reddit/via Now it is March, 2017 and Toronto doesn’t have the LRT that might have served much of the east end of the city by now. It is still arguing about a one stop subway extension that will cost over three billion dollars and actually make residents’ bus rides longer than it is now, and will take probably another decade to build. Everybody knows this, but everyone wants the votes...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/big-transit-projec...

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