I love that the plan is: “We’re hoping that traffic just reduces itself by 20%, because we aren’t going to do anything about it.” I bet that plan took a lot of hard work.

National Post

TORONTO — Ontario commuters will have to “do their part” to avoid gridlock during this summer’s Pan Am and Parapan Games, which will bring hundreds of thousands of people to a region already struggling with congestion, the province’s transportation minister said Tuesday.

Officials are banking on a 20 per cent reduction in traffic — through carpooling, transit use and other means — to keep delays at a minimum during the international competitions, they said, noting Vancouver reached a reduction of more than 30 per cent during the 2010 Olympic Games.

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The province released traffic projections for the Toronto area based on what it expects to be the worst time: the afternoon rush hour on July 21.

Average traffic delays on Toronto-area highways at that time range from minimal if the 20 per cent reduction is achieved, to up to 20 minutes if it isn’t.

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