Professor Matti Siemiatycki comments on the risk of increased congestion due to the pandemic – The Star

“We were strangled by congestion before the pandemic and if we now have even more people, seeing their automobiles as a way to get around and safely physically distance, that’s going to create an even greater traffic nightmare,” said Matti Siemiatycki, the interim director of School of Cities, Associate Professor in Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. “If we go down the path of a car-oriented future, the city will be overwhelmed with congestion and air pollution, which causes its own set of health risks and public health problems.”

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