Monday, May 26, 2014

Free public transportation: Javier Pardo’s Big Idea

Toronto Star: "What’s the big idea: Make public transportation in Toronto free. One of the big difficulties of people is to pay the expensive public transportation in Toronto and general in Canada. Some cities in Europe are starting to think about putting tax money towards free public transportation. Nothing better than to have the opportunity to go anywhere to study, work or create business. If we can get free subways, trains and buses we will be able to do anything. Having public transportation means that people will have time to create business and ideas. Make Toronto great by being a model for the world. Free transportation is like having health care or education. If you cannot move to work or to find a job or to study is really hard to live. Kids need to learn from the city, from the culture. Transportation is vital like food."

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Longer life: The public health argument for better transit

CBC Hamilton: "Better urban planning and more public transit investment can lead to an improvement in health for residents in Hamilton and across the GTHA, according to a new report released on Wednesday.

Building communities that support greater walking, cycling and public transit use would prevent over 330 premature deaths and over 1000 cases of diabetes each year across the GTHA, the report says."

Monday, May 5, 2014

Toronto bus riders tired of being packed like sardines

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