I am sure that as motorists in the HRM you have come across road construction during the summer and during peak traffic hours. Even as a non driver a few years ago I would be consistently late for work, or have to leave very early to catch a bus because of road construction.
This has to change, other major cities in Canada and in the world do roadwork at night to limit the effect on traffic. Its time for the HRM to catch up.
It should not take 60+ minutes to drive from Burnside to Clayton Park, not only is it an inconvenience, but its terrible for the environment. Think of the amount of cars on the road and the amount of emissions being produced. People are not going to stop driving, but if we can make the journey shorter we can at least help reduce the pollution problem.
We, the undersigned, call to the HRM to eliminate daytime roadwork to ease traffic congestion, reduce commute times and in turn reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Other cities in Canada and the world have adopted nightly roadwork as the standard and its time for the HRM to catch up to the trend.
The Roadwork at Night for HRM petition to Halifax Regional Municipality was written by Jonathan Parsons and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.