How Green Is My Toronto?

Serving from 2003 to 2010, former Mayor Miller irritated a lot of people with his green vision. Drivers complained about new bike lanes slowing down traffic. Many suburbanites disliked his Transit City initiative, which would have put light rail down the middle of suburban arteries. Most of all, residents hated the $60 tax on cars, added to license plate fees. Councillor Rob Ford, from a former suburb that merged into the city in 1998, promised to cancel the tax and get cars moving again. He wanted to sweep the cyclists off the streets, saying, “I can’t support bike lanes. Roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks. My heart bleeds when someone gets killed, but it’s their own fault at the end of the day.” Elected in a landslide in December 2010 as Toronto’s new mayor, he immediately started ripping up bike lanes, cancelled Transit City, and is threatening to do away with ...

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