PUBLIC TRANSIT – The expansion of this city to incorporate and promote neighborhood-building is stalled by a lack of vision when it comes to bringing reliable, all-day transportation from Cambridge to the rest of Southern Ontario through all-day GO Transit service.
If the city continues to grow, and thousands of new transit-minded citizens flock to communities in the area to escape the high costs of living elsewhere in the province, eventually something is going to break. Too many cars on roads buckling under the weight of a car culture.
Supporting public transit is the happy medium whereby good Canadians can invest in their community infrastructure to transform our civic landscapes.
The anti-construction, anti-development folks will resist as some will want olde Cambridge to stay the way it is. But history either passes us by or falls on the sword of capitulation to changing ways.
Could our neighborhoods support the influx of thousands of new residents? Small and medium-sized businesses will grow – and investment in province-building will ultimately result in a new Galt, Hespeler, Preston and Blair.
PHOTO: Union Station, Toronto, Canada