RE: [carfree_cities] News
>Good news! The gas prices have risen up to around 80 cents a litre in Quebec
> Hi Everyone,
> 'Soaring Gas Prices' are here... hooray! I hear petrol is fetching
this spring. So that means this floor price is gained now.
> Indiana and Illinois have suspended their state gas taxes toI'm just awaiting gas prices to reach $1.00 a litre,and at that magical
> give those
> poor, helpless motorists a break. Raising fuel taxes, to
> reduce demand
> and fund mass transit (and carfree city construction?), should become
> politically feasible once sufficient numbers of motorists can
> no longer
> afford to fill up. At what price per gallon will the average motorist
> give up?
number we should convert more motorists to human or public transportation.
When gas litre costs more than milk litre, I guess we'll be on the way to a
critical mass of people quitting car dependance and it will become easier to
make more carfree places and bike roads.
You can go fast by bike, and even faster if there are less cars in your way.
I hope governments will become aware of that soon.
> Here's another good reason to remove cars from citiesI read it, and that leaves a sour taste in my mouth. We MUST do something,
> altogether: Even
> in walkable cities, with high numbers of highly visible
> pedestrians all
> over town, increasingly irate motorists still can't behave
that's a matter of survival for the human race.
> Funding for more trains?Champlain bridge, the most car-crowded bridge in Canada, is getting a
> 'Bush.... err, (sorry, I get them confused) 'Gore Offers $25
> Billion for
> Energy Efficient Transit':
companion. The AMT (Metropolitan Transport Agency) is funding a special
middle space between the 2 directions, reserved for more buses, and I heard
that space will eventually be used for light rail. That's about time!
I'm not totally sure, so Ronald, you may correct me or give more details if
- Todd J. Binkley wrote:
>Funding for more trains?Some members of the GOP, like Gov. Thompson(R) of Wisconsin know that
>'Bush.... err, (sorry, I get them confused) 'Gore Offers $25 Billion for
>Energy Efficient Transit':
increased funding to transit is needed. Dawson
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- Louis-Luc Le Guerrier wrote:
>The Champlain bridge, the most car-crowded bridge in Canada, is getting aOh, for what I've heard is that the possible routing for a Montreal to South
>companion. The AMT (Metropolitan Transport Agency) is funding a special
>middle space between the 2 directions, reserved for more buses, and I heard
>that space will eventually be used for light rail. That's about time!
>I'm not totally sure, so Ronald, you may correct me or give more details if
Shore LRT would be use of the neighbouring Ice Bridge (Estacade du Pont
Champlain), but things might have changed.
Right now on the Champlain Bridge there are the time of day bus lanes, could
these be changing to all day bus lanes? http://www.amt.qc.ca/ Dawson
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