To kick off the October campaign to stop
the Niagara to GTA highway, the Stop Escarpment
Highway Coalition took to the sky. "We're
pleased to provide the link to the video we've just completed, highlighting
the beauty of the Niagara Escarpment and the need to save it from being paved.”
See what a large group of committed volunteers can do with just
gas money for the plane!
The Stop Escarpment Highway
Coalition (SEHC) needs your help now! Please send a postcard!
Despite then Transportation Minister Wynne's pre-election promise not
to build the Niagara to GTA highway, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has moved forward
with plans full speed ahead. This fall the MTO will present current Transport
Minister Chiarelli with the preferred route. It will be in one of the gray shaded
areas shown on the map below.
To tell the Minister we don't need or want a highway, you can download
the postcard PDF
file. Fill in your name and return address and mail it. If you prefer, the
Minister's electronic contact information is also provided on the card.
Despite pre-election promises it is clear that the MTO is steaming full ahead
the highway in West Flamborough.
Given the provinces financial woes, this is a head-shaker.
The latest MTO map shows a series of potential new highway corridors connecting the
403 at Ancaster to either the 401, Highway #6 or the 407 in Burlington.
See the highlights of COGECO's live special on the Niagara
to GTA Highway originally aired on October 4th, 2012. Hosted by Mark Carr.
** The SEHC commissioned the ground breaking Natural Capital
report to provide a valuation to the eco-systems, and the services
they provide, in the GTA West study area. Under ideal circumstances,
the government would complete such a study. Since that was
not the case we have done so ourselves in an effort to ensure more
informed decision making. The services provided in NGTA West
Study area are valued at $912 million annually. This
is only represents one third of the entire NGTA study area.
In June 2010, the NGTA corridor team identified
this area for a future highway corridor. It cuts through the
heart of Flamborough and crosses the escarpment in Burlington on
the way to meet highway 407.
COPE's letter to Premier
McGuinty outlining concerns with the NGTA corridor process.
of Hamilton and Niagara Region commissioned a $200,000 economic report of the NGTA
corridor. Additional Information: