Despite the patently obvious ineffectiveness of High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes, we're about to get some more of them in the GTA.
One of the most heavily-travelled and seriously-congested parts of the highway network in the GTA is the QEW between the Ford Plant and Burlington - it's typically jammed, in both directions, in both rush 'hours' (which is to say, almost all the time).
There's been construction along there since approximately Confederation; I was driving eastbound along there today (Sunday) and it appears as if it's just about to open.
And there, painted on the left-most lane, are those stupid little diamonds.
I couldn't see the westbound lanes, but I assume it'll be the same in that direction.
As I said here a few weeks ago, it is clear to anyone who (a) has 20-ANYTHING vision, and (b) actually drives on our highways, that whatever benefit HOV lanes are supposed to offer simply isn't sufficient to get enough people to carpool.
We need ALL the lanes available to ALL traffic ALL the time if we're going to get home in time for supper.
The province spends all this money widening the road, then doesn't allow 90 percent of the traffic to use the extra width.
And that's just stupid.