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Toronto Board of Trade; “Embarrassing” Commuting Times for GTA

What is the price of gridlock? Do you calculate it in money wasted while idling on a 400 series highway? Do you calculate it in lost productivity due to late workers? Do you calculate it in personal time lost for the simple “pleasure” of driving yourself, alone, to work?

From The Toronto Star:

Toronto ranked last in survey of commuting times

Study by Toronto Board of Trade calls finding “embarrassing”

It takes people in Greater Toronto an average of 80 minutes to commute to work, round trip, the study found.

That’s 24 minutes slower than Los Angeles, and the worst among 19 cities including New York, London, Chicago and Berlin.

While acknowledging that the measurements for some U.S. cities may be underestimated, the study called Toronto’s performance “embarrassing.” The figures blend commute times for both drivers and public transit users.

“Toronto’s commuting problems give rise to serious congestion issues,” the report notes.

Full article here

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Duncan rides bicycles in the city of Toronto and contributes to the main blog of BikingToronto as well as writing and taking photos for his blog Duncan's City Ride.

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