Will Toronto's Mayor Drag the City Back to the Twentieth Century?

Just a year into his term, Christopher Hume delivers a scathing critique of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his pro-vehicular policies.

Hume does not believe that the damage caused by Ford's misguided ideas and abrasive tone have mortally wounded the city, but as the city's transit situation "goes from bad to worse", he fears for its future.

"As we're now beginning to understand, it's not LRTs that must be removed from streets like Eglinton, but cars and trucks. And if not removed, reduced in numbers. The current arterial imbalance discriminates, often with deadly results, against pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders and the city itself.

After decades of such thinking, change won't come easily. A pseudo-science such as traffic engineering appears as normal as can be, but it's little more than an organized system for enabling all things vehicular."

Full Story: Hume: Rob Ford’s Toronto can’t keep up

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