Bikes Lanes on Bloor and the Suburbs: On Dependency and Freedom from Cars

Those of you who don’t live in Toronto are unaware, but a previously unfathomable thing came to pass on Wednesday. Toronto City Council voted in favour of a pilot project for bike lanes on one of Toronto’s major (if not the major) thoroughfares, Bloor Street. The rallying call of “Bike Lanes on Bloor” from cyclists … More Bikes Lanes on Bloor and the Suburbs: On Dependency and Freedom from Cars

The Conference Board of Canada Greatly Overestimates the Degree to which Drivers Cover Road Costs

Recently the Conference Board of Canada released a study that claims that upwards to 90% of Ontario road costs are covered by drivers. The purported findings of the study were gleefully touted by all major news sources, and if one was careless enough to read appending user-comments, one could expect that they were rife with … More The Conference Board of Canada Greatly Overestimates the Degree to which Drivers Cover Road Costs

The Publicly-Funded Convenience of Cars

Like most issues, people engage with transportation mainly in an individualistic way. Hence most “debate” about transportation infrastructure, as in this┬ápredictable piece, merely amounts to recounting a set of personal anecdotes such as seeing cyclists riding on sidewalks, without extrapolating any broader insights beyond expressing one’s peevishness. Maybe this is just systemic – people are … More The Publicly-Funded Convenience of Cars