Car-Crazy in Canada
"The city's development model has prioritized construction of roads for private vehicles over other modes of transportation," writes Hutton.
"Building interchanges has always been thought of as a basic civic right in most cities, while transit and other modes have been viewed as a service from which costs must be recovered."
Transportation officials are tossing out the last transportation plan from 1991 and replacing it with new ideas:
"This means developing a plan for pedestrians, installing more cycling paths, considering dedicated bus lanes, park and ride bus services, high-occupancy vehicle lanes and plotting out corridors for rapid bus transit bus routes and an eventual move to light-rail transit, a billion-dollar proposition that Mayor Don Atchison has said is critical to plan ahead for."