TORONTO, Ont. — A proposal to add toll lanes to the well-travelled Don Valley Parkway (DVP) was shot down yesterday, but other ways of expanding the road are still being considered.
City councillor Joe Pantalone is chair of Toronto’s planning and transportation committee, and he insists adding toll lanes to the DVP is not a viable solution to the increased traffic. Instead, he says the focus should be on increasing public transit efficiency.
“If you want a livable city in the future, this idea — while it’s interesting — doesn’t make any sense whatsoever,” Pantalone says. He claims the city must build rapid transit lines instead, pointing out that one bus can carry as many people as 40 cars.
On July 3, Toronto residents can have their say about the $200 million-expansion of the DVP.