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The Clean Air Partnership is a registered charity, founded in 2000. Our mission is to work with partners to achieve clean air, facilitate the exchange of ideas, advance change and promote and coordinate implementation of actions that improve local air quality.

Let’s Get the GTHA Moving

It’s time to invest in diversifying our Region’s transportation system. There is no getting around it. The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is choking on traffic and it’s not only negatively affecting our air quality but also our competitiveness, public health, and quality of life. Decades of underinvestment in our public and active transportation networks have left the GTHA with an inadequate transportation system for our present population and mobility needs.

Transportation accounts for an ever growing % of our regional air pollution. In order to protect ourselves from the health effects of air pollution and its resulting economic impacts on our health care system, we need to provide people with a more equitable variety of options to getting in and around the GTHA. It just doesn’t make economic, social or environmental sense to rely so heavily on the single occupancy vehicle as our main way to move about our Region. Our present transportation woes are nothing compared to what they will be as our population goes from 6 to 8.6 million and we continue to inadequately invest in our public and active transportation systems. Our future regional competitiveness and livability depends on that investment. Doing nothing is not an option.

Metrolinx has released its investment strategy to fund the Big Move, a 25 year plan that will create over a thousand kilometres of new transit, as well as road, cycling and pedestrian improvements across the Region. The Clean Air Partnership is a member of the MovetheGTHA, a network of diverse organizations all committed to supporting our Region’s residents and political leaders in making these difficult but necessary decisions. Let’s all work together to see our Region prosper.

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