The Brampton Guardian editorial on May 1, 2014 pulled no punches with its title “Editorial: Road Kill“.
Our suburban planning model of the past is so seriously flawed “that it’s now costing taxpayers millions — and will eventually drive this city into debt”.
Municipal planners now speak about “density, walkability and public transit” instead of building roads and plugging them with cars. Young people want transit, cycling and walking and will leave Brampton if we don’t provide it.
The Guardian editor concluded that “grinding gridlock is costing Brampton millions in lost production”.
One has only to look at the success of our Farmer’s Market to see that Brampton residents embrace our downtown streetscapes.