Category Archives: Toll roads

Smart tolls the best solution to our traffic woes

(July 11, 2012) It’s always hard to get people to pay for things they are used to getting for free. But the roads aren’t free. We’re paying more and more to use them every year. Continue reading

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Could Toronto make 905ers pay more to park?

Lawrence Solomon recommends a “user-pay” toll that could be used to lower Toronto taxes — so city residents still benefit and the free-riders pay. Continue reading

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A video on how congestion pricing works in practice

(March 21, 2011) StreetsBlog is currently running a ten part documentary series entitled Moving Beyond the Automobile. Below is their segment on congestion pricing, which demonstrates the benefits of pricing roads in just over five minutes. Continue reading

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Energy Probe’s Executive Director Lawrence Solomon in Maclean’s article on road tolling

(Jan. 12, 2011) Lawrence Solomon was mentioned in Andrew Coyne’s feature for Maclean’s about road congestion in Canada and the possibility of road tolls as a solution. Continue reading

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Toronto’s Rush Hour Commute One Of The World’s Worst Says Maclean’s Magazine

(Jan. 11, 2010) Energy Probe’s Executive Director Lawrence Solomon tells Citytv that the best way for Toronto to solve its gridlock problem is to introduce road tolling. Continue reading

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How to solve congestion: Own the roads!

(April 17, 2010) Under a new U.K. think tank plan, every citizen would own a share of the country’s roads. This would benefit them… and the economy. Continue reading

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In praise of toll roads

(April 10, 2010) When the mayor of a car-reliant suburban municipality calls for road tolls, you pay attention. When that mayor is Mississauga’s legendary Hazel McCallion, you sit straight up in your seat. Continue reading

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