RE: [carfree_cities] Boost in transit linked to bridge-toll success
- Louis-Luc wrote:
>> http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/pages/010602/5098671.htmlI think that's a great idea, though I've been in favour of tolls on
>A good way is to put a toll for motorists on existing bridges (and to be
>fair with the rest of motorists, a toll on all Mtl major roads).
autoroutes for a while. Do you think 15 cents a kilometer charge would be
>This money ismore
>essentially used to finance transit improvements and maintenance, and to
>improve the quality of existing roads. Then motorists who choose to pay
>to keep using their car have better roads, and the rest of the people getPeople who need to drive would have less traffic to deal with and others
>better transit, the environment gets better too.
would have improved transit service.
>Where can Montrealers and suburbanites express their opposition to addingUnfortunately there really isn't any place, but I know what you mean.
>more bridges and roads to reducing Mtl life quality?
One project that particularly worries me is the proposed extension of A-30,
that would create a by pass of the island of Montreal. We only have to look
at our neighbours south of the boarder (no offence) to see what kind mess
this has done to their cities. Dawson