Any plan to fix the Gardiner is prohibitively expensive—so what’s the city supposed to do?
Here, a few of the various plans that have been proposed to improve the Gardiner over the years, courtesy of the CBC. One designer suggested enclosing the elevated stretch of the Gardiner in a glass tube (a move that would have lowered maintenance costs), while another proposal supported building a garden roof over the highway. Yet another adopted a more utilitarian approach and said the city should simply to bury the thing. Of course, the problem with any attempt to fix the Gardiner is money (just Google “The Big Dig” for a quick comparison). Any improvement plan—and even the regular maintenance to keep the highway from crumbling—is prohibitively expensive. Also, in case you’re wondering, one of the CBC’s sources said road tolls and new gas taxes are going to be necessary. Read the entire story [CBC] »