The think-tank that recommended that the Ontario Government turn the province’s HOV lanes into HOT (high occupancy toll) lanes is suggesting another unpopular approach for the roads we pay dearly for through taxes.
Full-out road tolls for the 400-series highways, the Gardiner expressway, and the Don Valley Parkway!
But it’s not what you think!
The study by the Ecofiscal Commission urges this approach not to provide a vast source of income for the government, but to alter the behaviour of the thousands of motorists in Southern Ontario.
They feel that building more roads and better transit options will not stop congestion.
Chris Ragan, chair of the commission, highlights the fact that congestion hurts the environment, work productivity, and driver composure. He looks at how ‘road pricing’ has positively changed motorist behaviour in cities like Stockholm and Minnesota.
Do you think road tolls are the only surefire way to reduce congestion and gridlock on the main routes in and around the GTA?
Read the full report HERE in the Toronto Star.