23 Mar '12, 6pm

New Light Rail Line Approved In Toronto Over Mayor's Objections in the Continuing War On The Car

New Light Rail Line Approved In Toronto Over Mayor's Objections in the Continuing War On The Car

Toronto resident and urban theorist Richard Florida wonders in a tweet: "Has anyone recently quantified the effect of bad/ incompetent leadership on the competitiveness and status of a large global city?" He then finds one, that concludes "good mayoral decisions have a marginally positive effect on econ growth but poor decisions have a significantly negative effect" We have a good test case going on in Toronto right now, where the Mayor, Rob Ford, is seeing all of his allies in the center and on the right fall away because of his stubbornness and intransigence. Mayor Ford hates streetcars and above-grade transit because it gets in the way of cars. In the debate on the future of transit held yesterday in Toronto, he had only one thing to say: “The people of this city have spoken loud and clear, they want subways folks, they want subways, subways, subways,” Ford told council...

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