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A new theatre opens in the war on the car

Surprisingly, the latest front in the war on the car looks like the site of the Eglinton LRT. The Globe and Mail reports that construction could require closing the south end of the Allen and reducing a portion of Eglinton to just two lanes—cue traffic snarl and hemorrhage-inducing headaches for local drivers. While Mayor Rob Ford’s insistence that the line go underground is creating something of a clusterfuck isn’t making the project any simpler, the complications seem to be inherent to the process (really, a crosstown transit project is bound disrupt traffic). Of course, surplus money from Eglinton is supposed to be funnelled into Ford’s beloved Sheppard subway, so news of these complications is doubly bad for the mayor. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »