Comment 41915

By valour (registered) - website | Posted June 12, 2010 at 13:41:27

Very true J Morse, but if you read the article, the transit lanes, bike paths AND the widening of the 401 are ALL apparently "considerations" right now.

The area is the fastest growing area in the GTA http://www.milton.ca/, and they need roads, highways and public transit. They are apparently "considering the options" which INCLUDES the addition of bus bypass shoulders and/or high-occupancy vehicle lanes, more commuter parking lots and accommodations for bike lanes across the highway.

I am not saying we should pave the world and turn everything into huge parking lots. And I am not saying that we shouldn't be concerned with a 12 lane super highway tearing through what was only fairly recently productive farmland. I am just saying that by reading through the headline and the posts that follow it, you are getting a very skewed version of the actual article.

What would the responses to the post be if it read as follows.

Province considers new transportation model for future GTA commuters.

A story in this week's Inside Halton reports that the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is considering a new transportation model for future GTA commuters. The proposed transportation plan includes the addition of bus bypass shoulders and/or high-occupancy vehicle lanes, more commuter parking lots, accommodations for bike lanes across the highway as well as expanded GO service. These ideas are being considered are in addition to the proposed widening of Hwy 401 by two or three lanes in each direction through Halton Region to alleviate traffic congestion.

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