Does Canada’s Largest City Want Congestion Charges?

Torontonians Open to Congestion Charge to Fund Transportation System  (8 page pdf, Angus Reid Public Opinion, Nov. 6, 2011)

The answer to the question posed today seems to be yes, judging from a poll taken recently in Toronto which interestingly also found a dislike for tolls or taxes aimed at drivers. The time to travel to work issue seems to be the main factor affecting a commuter’s decision to take their own vehicle, take transit, cycle or walk. The reduced travel time and improved air pollution levels found in London and Stockholm after several years of congestion pricing appear to be a valid argument in favour of implementing this in other large cities which suffer from congestion, especially those with small congested Central Business Districts, such as Ottawa .

To see Key Quotes and Links to key reports about this post, click HERE



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