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The War on The Bike and the Bus In Toronto: Activists Regroup, Respond

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Image credit: Tour d'afrique We no longer have a War on the Car in Toronto; the car won. Now we have a War on the Bike and the Bus, as Mayor Ford cancels the hated $60 vehicle tax imposed by his predecessor and raises transit fares. Symbolically, a year's pass goes up $60. The Star editorializes : "Many of Toronto's poorest people have no choice but to use public transit. Ford is, in a very real sense, taxing them to put more money in drivers' pockets." But demoralized transit and bike activists are regrouping, and trying new tactics. Toronto-based cycle tour company Tour d'Afrique has organized a contest on Facebook to try and save cycling in Toronto. The prizes are, fittingly, copies of the book by the New York Bike Snob , from a city where the War on Cars is going in the other direction.... Read the full story on TreeHugger





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