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Canadian cities can't beat L.A., Moscow or New York on gridlock.
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Road tolls provide more than just a funding tool to build transit. Road pricing also reduces congestion. It creates incentives to carpool or take transit. Pricing is essential to allocating scarce road resources efficiently and affordably. Instead of being honest with people about the need for funding solutions, however, politicians at Queen's Park have poured cold water on Toronto's plan to pay for transit.
Canada's worst bottlenecks result in 11.5 million hours worth of delays per year.
On the bright side, things are getting better.
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The lanes will come down Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET.
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Three years ago, my business manager said off-handedly: "You know, you're spending $2,000 a year getting to the airport and back." I. Did. Not. Know. That. There is a better way.
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If we truly want Toronto to be the best city it can be, we are going to need to accept the stark reality that the way we have been approaching gridlock simply is not working. Throwing more money at the problem won't solve everything, and more transit won't fix our congestion challenges alone without fixes for other modes.
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