…Meanwhile, the National Post has gleaned a very different story from the census:
This continued growth comes despite what Mr. Cox calls “anti-suburban policies” that outlaw development on large swaths of land, creating scarcity and increasing housing prices. He believes governments should build more highways instead of trying to get the public riding mass transit. More highways, he argues, will cut down on traffic congestion, which leads to air pollution and less productive cities as workers spend more time on the road.
“You start drawing down a line around cities like they’re doing in Toronto and like they’ve done in Vancouver, you drive housing prices through the roof, young people won’t be able to afford houses…[As well, all the] data indicate the more dense you make a city, the higher you make the traffic congestion.”
The emphasis is mine. Thoughts?