Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New study finds Toronto-area drivers would pay to expand rapid transit and beat gridlock | Pembina Institute

New study finds Toronto-area drivers would pay to expand rapid transit and beat gridlock | Pembina Institute: "TORONTO — Drivers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are willing to pay for alternatives to commuting on congested roads five days a week, according to a new transportation study released by the Pembina Institute"

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cars no good for city transportation

Global gridlock: How some cities tame it while others grind to a halt - The Globe and Mail: "I have spent three years researching the state of public transport around the globe for a book, and nothing I've seen makes me believe the private automobile has any future as a form of urban mass transit. From Lagos to Los Angeles, we're reaching a crisis when it comes to ever-worsening gridlock. (Congestion in the Toronto-Hamilton region, which some experts rank the worst on the continent, is now estimated to cost the regional economy $6-billion a year.)"

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Monday, April 16, 2012

The Age of Cheap Oil Has Ended  |  Peak Oil News and Message Boards

The Age of Cheap Oil Has Ended  |  Peak Oil News and Message Boards: "One of the first impacts of increasing oil scarcity has begun to manifest – food prices are rising. Industrial food production is inextricably linked to the price of oil because it is so energy intensive. It is not only about how food is planted and harvested but also in how vast amounts of food are shifted across vast distances, often inter-continentally. Simply put, food has become just another industrial commodity, inextricably linked to other commodity cycles."

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