Hey, that's me! I didn't know that was out there.
Complete Streets is one of the more exciting ideas I've seen in the past several years and if we could just get over the anti-cyclist bias I think it could go a long ways towards making Toronto into a world-class city for pedestrians, cyclists, and even drivers.
So many folks I talk to at work say they would love to bike to work or to the store but that "it just isn't safe." If we could change that and get to even 10% mode-share for bikes, that would take quite a number of cars off the roads and parking lots thus making drivers' lives easier as well.
Which for some reason now makes me wonder if we should look at "parking return on investment" - how many cars do we have to take off the road to offset lost parking spaces to infrastructure? If we lost 5,000 on-street parking spaces in the city but managed to get at least that many *cars* off the street or more wouldn't it be worth it? The cynic in me says absolutely not, because the grumpy driver who had to look an extra 5 min for a space or take 2 min longer to get to work will vote with his anger... But still, something to consider.