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The Most Cost Effective Sustainable Transportation

Dear Politicians,

Want to get the most bang for your political dollar? Here’s a simple math lesson for you:

Cost of Infrastructure:
One km of Subway: ~$250,000,000
One km of “Light Rail Transit : ~25,000,000
One km of Bikelanes: ~$100,000

Cost of Vehicles:
Subway Train (6 cars): ~$18,000,000
Streetcar: ~$7,500,000
Bike: ~FREE

Everyone who wants to bike buys a bike.

They will buy bikes… as soon as they feel safe enough on the streets. Build cycling infrastructure and watch the number of cyclists in Toronto explode. It’s the easiest way of becoming your oft-mentioned “Greenest City in North America”.