A few of the mainstream mayoral candidates (notably Rob Ford, Rocco Rossi) have tried to gain votes on the divisiveness of our transportation problems. Some like Ford have decided to fall definitely on the side of automobiles instead of transit, cycling and walking. Others, such as Smitherman, have decided to go some kind of compromise route.
It still amazes me that so many drivers are so focused on some sort of "mobility right" for automobiles that they won't even consider the overwhelming problems of climate change, air pollution, obesity, loss of habitat, asthma, pedestrian/cyclist deaths and even the death of drivers. Instead, so many of us have gotten used to this "new normal".
Let's get beyond that. I know you know there is a better world. Let's recognize that we all gain from a Toronto where we can breathe more easily.