Monday, June 12, 2006

Universal Public Transit


The results of a Health Canada survey, conducted by IBM Business Consulting Services and paid for by taxpayers, are in. So what are "we" going to do about it? Ban cars or impose driving rations?
The poll for Health Canada suggests 41 per cent of Canadians are bothered by road traffic noise while at their homes, up from 37 per cent in a similar survey three years earlier. Seven per cent said the noise level was so high that their lives were seriously affected.

"Almost half of Canadians felt their annoyance with road noise had a negative impact on their health," says a survey report obtained by CP.

"Two-thirds thought road traffic noise would have a significant impact on the quality of their sleep."

[..] The survey found that the young, those with lower incomes and women were all more likely to have homes adjacent to these major traffic arteries.

People living in communities with populations of 100,000 or more were also more likely to live alongside busy stretches. And the bigger the population, the more annoying the traffic noise.

"The larger the community size, the greater the proportion of residents who reported being bothered by road noise and the greater concern about the negative impact of their annoyance with road noise," says the December 2005 report.
Remember, you are paying for this shit.

3 comments:

Brent Gilliard said...

So what are "we" going to do about it? Ban cars or impose driving rations?

It doesn't have to be that difficult. It could be as simple as prohibiting truck traffic on residential streets, or diverting through traffic to expressways and other main arteries.

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I'm not defending this specific survey, but if "common knowledge" is never evaluated, we won't know if it is actually true.

Lisa said...

Entoza says:
It could be as simple as prohibiting truck traffic on residential streets, or diverting through traffic to expressways and other main arteries.

The bums in London can't even figure out how to fill a pothole. Do you honestly suppose they can direct traffic to the satisfaction of "all" based on data analysed by bureaucrats or their contractees.

"Common knowledge", whatever that might be, is no substitute for common sense.

Anonymous said...

Folks -
Truck traffic is already prohibited on residential streets. The truck is not supposed to enter any residential street unless it has direct buisness on that street.
We only have to look at the Westmount speed bumps to see where the City attempted to divert through traffic to the main artery.
Let's talk about enforcing the regulations we already have before trying to spit out yet another useless piece of legislation.