Against Paving the Escarpment (COPE) have decided to bring their message
group that formed to fight the proposed mid-peninsula highway have
launched a poster campaign. The posters, which have been mailed out
to 95,000 homes in the Burlington area and 15,000 in Stoney Creek,
urge voters to e-mail their MPP and Ernie Eves in a bid to stop the
road from going ahead.
are still people who think this is going to help traffic congestion,"
said COPE Vice-President and Troy resident Dave Eckersley. "But if
you're trying to drive from Hamilton to Toronto, where the real congestion
is, this isn't going to help you."
road would stretch from the Niagara Region to the GTA, likely either
connecting with Hwy. 401 near Milton, the 407 ETR in Burlington or
Hwy. 403 in Hamilton.
like COPE maintain that the road will not ease gridlock but will damage
valuable escarpment land and that other options, such as public transit
and rail, have not been adequately explored.
are another way to bring the message home, said Eckersley. It features
a picture of Ontario Premier Ernie Eves and the words "Paving the
Escarpment doesn't protect it!" inside.
were chosen after a poll commissioned by COPE and conducted by Oracle
showed that while a vast majority of people believed in protecting
the escarpment, the same numbers did not feel the mid-peninsula would
interested in contacting COPE to join up, volunteer or donate can
look up its Web site www.stophighway.com or call 905-616-4136.