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One of the most ironic elements of living here is the self flagellation when it comes to car transit, like only in bad poorly organized and governed Montreal are things awful.
Every single urban area in North America is experiencing the same “problem”, it is becoming harder for cars to go where ever they want at high speeds. Why because the car pool is rising exponentially, now everyone in a suburban family ,except the cat and dog, have cars. Few in the media want to acknowledge this simple math question and we all know why. So business people do what rich business people used to do, like in Mad Men, take the train.
@Jack – I don’t know how people live that way. I drove out of Montreal at 5:30AM on Friday and traffic on the Champlain bridge heading into the city was pretty much stopped. The traffic stretched back as far as I could see. I would not even consider going through that every morning and afternoon, even if someone offered to double my salary.
I realize I’m starting to sound like a skipping record on this topic, but not all suburbanites have multiple cars, and many commute by public transit. All you have to do is see the crush of humanity a the Longueuil Metro station any morning at 8:30 to see that.
There’s also the fact that many suburbanites don’t work in the city; I have several neighbours in Longueuil for whom Montreal is just a big urban blight on the horizon that they never go to. (Their sentiment, not mine.)
@Blork dont worry I am a broken record on this and many other things. Your right not all suburbanites have multiple cars.You are in Longueuil which is served by a metro and has some urban density and the worst hair cuts in Canada. However the empirical, knowledge based fact is that the car pool is expanding so rapidly no municipal or provincial government can build infrastructure fast enough.They are pressed by construction,oil and car companies to keep subsidizing this transportion conceit at the cost of us all. In Villeray, where I live 70% of the residents do not own cars, yet we pay the cost fiscally and physically.
When will people see the ownership of car as an ethical question?
I literally loled at “has some urban density and the worst hair cuts in Canada”. Coupe Longueuil, anyone?
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