Highway 413 and the Bradford Bypass
I was in Queensville on October 18th, 2020, on a farm that we, in Ontario, are going to lose for the construction of the Bradford Bypass
The 413 and the Bradford Bypass is 70 kilometers of new highways that have been supported by the politicians of the Region of York. This will pave over almost 3000 acres of grade 1 farmland, cut through countless forest, wetlands and other wildlife habitats. Create more than 20 million tons of greenhouse gases over the next 30 years as well other air and ground pollutants.
The cost is now estimated at 13 Billion dollars for these 2 highways. This money could be better spent on public transit, hospitals and other infrastructure in Ontario. Nearly 15 billion dollars will be spent so that you can cut your commute by, what studies show, by 30 to 60 seconds. Is 15 billion dollars really worth 30 to 60 seconds of your time.
Building highways will only create more urban sprawl, cost tax payers millions if not billions over the next 30 years. There are over 3000 acres of land that is being held by developers just waiting for these highways to be completed. By the Time the highways are finished, developers will scoop up more land to develop. More prime agricultural lands gone, more of our natural heritage gone, more pollution, more taxes needed to support those communities.
Iain Lovatt, Mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville has supported both projected highways. Is there anything that Iain will not pave over.
Politicians all over York Region, Markham, Vaughan, King are now back peddling against the support for these highways. Why? Residents all over York Region are begging them not to support the highways.
We need different solutions.
Vote Mark Carroll 4 Mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville
Vote for a “Different Kind of Better”