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Old Posted Sep 26, 2007, 5:16 AM
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Originally Posted by johnnyc View Post
Having a freeway in the city makes getting across Calgary much easier. You can take your roads with all of your traffic lights, even if they are timed, you will still end up waiting.

Lastly, saying that a freeway causes more pollution is a half truth, true it may increase the distance you travel and thus the amount of gas you burn, but it will greatly reduce the amount of time that you spend in traffic idling (which also burns gas don't you know), and I would say that is better.
umm...you're kidding right?....calgary has some of the worst traffic congestion i have ever seen, caused by the freeways and the sprawl that they have fostered...that is exactly the point...freeways cause longer commutes and do not alleviate traffic.....my buddy lives in the south and works near the airport and it takes him 2 hours to get home on the freeway...you could drive across winnipeg 6 times in 2 hours during rush hour without a freeway in sight.
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