Comment 87718

By Henry and Joe (anonymous) | Posted April 06, 2013 at 16:10:12

@LOL: 74 % of Hamiltonian adults are overweight or obese. I know you like cars, as do I, but in terms of calorie burning and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, they don't cut it. According to our own associate medical officer of Health, only 7% of young people, and 15 % of adults in Canada get the recommended amount of daily physical exercise.

As for whether or not we can afford to make the kinds of transit improvements proposed, you may be right. The oil era paid for much our standard of living, but whether or not we can maintain growth levels necessary to continue on the same course is the question. As more unconventional oils come on line, we won't be able to afford to burn as much as we used to, and we will have painted ourselves into a corner with increased car dependence. Then we truly won't be able to afford any public expenditures, as we are more susceptible to oil price shocks.

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