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Paul Webster, Toronto Star - December 19, 2020
Our co-director Dr. Matthias Sweet was recently quoted in a Toronto Star Article weighing in on the Ontario Government's proposal to build a new superhighway entitled the "GTA West Corridor" or GTAW. Here's what the article, and our co-direct had to say:
"Ryerson University professor Matthias Sweet, a traffic congestion expert who sat on the expert panel that advised the Ontario government to avoid building the GTAW by routing more trucks onto the 407, points to a substantial body of scientific evidence indicating that when environmental and human health costs are factored in, new highways cost far more than just their multi-billion-dollar construction price tags."
“The disconnect between research and planning practice is stark when identifying traffic congestion policies which can also support economic objectives,” Sweet noted in a 2011 study."
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From the Article: "Doug Ford plans to start building a new superhighway near the 401 next year. Why not move all the trucks to the 407 toll highway instead?"
By: Paul Webster, Toronto Star
December 19, 2020