We need to reduce traffic
RE: I am not shopping downtown anymore (Letter Nov. 22)
Mr Ambridge. Your “Incremental suffocation” letter in response to the Nov. 22 Spectator story indicates that the changes being made to the road network in the city are having their intended effects. To get people to modify their voracious driving habits they have to first experience a little pain. The very “problems” you voice will help nudge some people into, cycling, walking or taking transit or taxis.
Gotta start somewhere — just what the doctor ordered. There are thousands of WONDERFUL cities in Europe, Italy for example, that allow NO passenger vehicles in the centres of their cities, in some cases at all, in others, just during business hours. Wow — clean streets, clean air, quiet, safe, fun and busy and prosperous. The destination becomes the focal point, not so much, the journey. Robert Pinder, Dundas