Impact on Toronto:“A healthy transportation system provides options and is safe and accessible for all road users. City streets need to function both as transportation routes and vibrant destinations.”
— Nancy Smith-Lea, Coordinator, Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation, Clean Air Partnership
Why it matters:The prosperity of our economy, the health of our environment, and the productivity of our citizens all rely on a strong transportation system. A dense and diverse city like Toronto requires a system that is connected, fast, and affordable.
• The Toronto Region trails 20 other metros with an average commute time of 80 minutes. Over a 40-year career, that adds up to more than 1.5 years just getting to and from work.
• The annual expenditure on public transit averages $338 per capita in the Toronto Region, placing it 15th of 21 metros behind Montreal ($339), Calgary ($381), New York ($703), and London ($1,113).
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