It seems counter-intuitive, but you can never estimate how many people will use a new bridge by counting the number of people currently swimming across the river.
This group advocates more spending for public transportation, but where will the money come from in the provincial budget? Ultimately, it seems riders will have to share more of the burden.
Source: Montreal Gazette
Unless Quebec changes its spending priorities and abandons or puts on ice some of its plans to expand the road and highway network, a crisis will follow, Alliance members warned.
“We are like a housing cooperative that is using our reserves to put in a swimming pool, rather than fix the leaky roof,” said Christian Savard of Vivre en Ville.
According to a report released Wednesday by the Alliance, studies have shown that building more road capacity only results in more congestion. For each increase of 10 per cent in road capacity, there is a 4.7 to 12.2 per cent increase in road congestion within 10 to 15 years.