Highway drivers must pay
We need to create a means to allow people living in the other regions, that come in to work in Toronto, to help us build the subway system. They’re working in jobs that Toronto provides and really we’re slipping ... having a good transit system is a way to keep our economy vibrant and keep jobs in Toronto. We all have to give to get that; otherwise the jobs we’ve got in our city could disappear.
Sarah Thomson, Publisher, Women’s Post
Mum’s the word on transit
I’m very motivated to develop an integrated transportation strategy where all people can see themselves in a transportation plan, whether they’re a pedestrian, a cyclist, someone that drives a car, also including people that have to deliver goods to different parts of the city ... I’ll be unveiling my transit plan very soon.
George Smitherman, Former MPP, Toronto Centre
Behold the way of the bike
There is another mode of transportation that the world has recognized. It’s healthy and environmentally efficient. You cannot have cycling just in parks.We need to be retrofitting the whole transportation structure to facilitate other forms of transportation.
Joe Pantalone, Deputy mayor
More streetcars, less mucking it up
It seems like, with everything that David Miller has done in the last seven years, it hasn’t been very car friendly; all these streetcars and bike lanes make it very difficult for people to drive cars in the city. A lot of people ... they’d rather see money from the provincial government and federal government go to subways, not streetcars.
Rob Ford, Ward 2 councillor
Move aside bikes, the car is here
I was delighted there was some sanity restored when the proposed bike lanes on University were voted down. There’s no question an integrated, interconnected bike lane network is needed in the city, but it needs to be on safer secondary routes, not on major arterial roads. To have a bike lane on Jarvis where 30,000 cars a day go through, it really doesn’t make much sense.
Rocco Rossi, Former national director, Liberal Party of Canada