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10-16-2012, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Buck Aki Berg View Post
When people have to drive an extra 6km to work, twice a day (there and back), five times a week, that's 3120 extra kilometers that people have to drive in a year. At 28 miles per gallon, that's 261 more litres of gas (yeah, I swapped out my units....), which costs commuters $340 per year. Now multiply that by the tens of thousands of communters that make that trip every day.

I'm sure Petro-Canada loves the Greenbelt...
If there would be no green belt, how much more congestion would there be? Would there be room to increase the roads or would we have go Innes road on everybody? It's easy to say that the green belt may cost 340 per year to traverse, but what about the cost of not having it? Orleans is poorly planned as-is, having no greenbelt would of made it worse.

On the flip, there are those like myself who travel much farther everyday to get to work and there are those who live withing walking distance.

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