Car Supremacist Watch: Halifax

Posted on January 17, 2011

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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.

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