Excellent editorial in the Saturday Globe:
. Canada's roads and bridges, tunnels and highways, are almost all "free."
That means free for drivers, paid for by taxpayers. You can drive to the
Champlain Bridge from virtually anywhere in Canada, from Vancouver to Cape
Breton, on roads that are costly to build and maintain, yet toll-free.
Is this logical? No. It's not economically efficient, it's environmentally
damaging and encourages urban sprawl. It does all that by subsidizing
There are compelling reasons for taxpayers to pick up the tab for things
society wants more of, from public education to public parks to public
libraries. There's a lot of upside in kids being able to read more, for
free. What's the social good in adults being able to drive more, for free?
Recent story on concerns regarding fast-moving cyclists on sidewalks conflicting with other users.
I know this mailing list is not for discussion, but if anyone reading has articles or links to webpages/PDFs outlining instances of cities or jurisdictions where they have been able to make cycling on sidewalks work successfully for both cyclists and other users of sidewalks, can they please reach out to me at dpatman(a)winnipeg.ca<mailto:email@example.com>?
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Interesting piece in The Economist about "the gradual retreat of the car
from the European city"
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