Monday, October 01, 2012

Kill the escarpment highway? If so, what are the alternatives

There is a campaign to kill the escarpment highway.  The conduit to get people from outlying areas to work.
Part of the highway project is to get people from the Niagara Region into places like Kitchener/Waterloo and Guelph which currently you must rely heavily on Highway 6.  For those who have taken that commute, its really slow.  Lots of wasted fuel which is also bad for the environment.

Yes cancelling the highway helps the environment but what is the alternative?  One alternative is building an efficient transit system between Waterloo, Guelph and the Niagara Region.  It took 10 years to get the trains running on weekends only during the summer between Toronto and Niagara Falls.  How many decades to get the trains to Waterloo or Guelph.

Check out the video and blog post on Rick Goldring's Blog for details.

Please comment on his blog and let him know about your concerns on the alternatives to a mega-highway.

1 comment:

TomW said...

I'd like to know the capital and operating costs of a rail service that provides the same capacity as the proposed highway.