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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

OP-ED: Motor mania and the mayoral hopefuls

Albert Koehl takes a sardonic look at the arguments for more space for cars


Toronto’s mayoral hopefuls are wise to give all due respect to the demands of the city’s most dogged optimist: the motor enthusiast. For over a century, and with manic devotion since WWII, governments have spent spectacular sums to extend, expand, and enlarge roads and highways with the result that today’s urban motorist moves at about the speed of the bicyclist, sometimes the pedestrian. The motor enthusiast nonetheless believes that one more motor lane — or one less... Read more

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