Car Supremacist Watch: Halifax

Posted on January 17, 2011


Massive municipal subsidies towards car culture are not limited to Toronto. As Tim Bosquet reports, they’re alive and well out here on the East Coast:

As the city wrangles with the question of whether it should subsidize the cost of operating the Common skating oval at an annual estimated cost of between $110,000 and $250,000, Halifax council is poised to blithely, unthinkingly, OK the expenditure of $2.8 million to subsidize suburban sprawl in Bedford, and an as-yet untold millions more to improve car access into the suburban Bayers Lake shopping district.

I wonder how many people would still choose to drive if they personally were made financially responsible for the costs of the infrastructure they require.