- Jun 19, 2012
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In speaking about the Gardiner from the Ex to the DVP in specific (as was mentioned by @milkycontent), take that stretch down and think as to where all that traffic would "evaporate" to.
Some of the "traffic" would evaporate because some of those drivers could now live in a building where an on-ramp used to be and so they can walk to work in the core. The assumption that the traffic pressure is fixed is incorrect, in my view. It's just not a metric I think we should be concerned with. Of course we'd want to continue expanding transit (LRT line that runs parallel with Lakeshore? Massive bus fleet in the interim?) but at the end of the day the car drivers will be fine. Private vehicles are already the most convenient way to get around, why should we prioritize their convenience over everything else?
To me, it simply does not matter that it would take drivers longer to get across town. The trade off of a more beautiful, walkable and livable core would be worth it.