Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,
Randy McDonald

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[URBAN NOTE] Los Angelenos have their car, Torontonians the bus

A pedestrian got hit by a car in front of the Dufferin Mall this evening, closing down the southbound bus lane to traffic and forcing my regular bus to divert along Lansdowne to College, away from that shopping centre.

What surprised me was the rather high proportion of people boarding the bus who were apparently taking it only to the mall. I've walked that distance dozens of times, and I can confirm that it's only a five-minute walk if that.

At least it's only public transit that Torontonians are abusing. Imagine the greenhouse-gas emissions if everyone took their car one or two hundred metres down the street.
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