CBC is reporting that Newfoundland and Labrador has more vehicles than people. In 2010 it was recorded that there were almost 633,000 cars and trucks in the province, while only 500,000 residents. This represents a 20% increase in vehicles on the road, and it’s taking its toll on the capital city. “They’re handling huge amounts of traffic every day of the week and the pavement just doesn’t last as long as it used to years ago because of the extra wear and tear,” St. John’s director of Public Works Paul Mackey told the CBC.
Urban planners are collectively letting out a sigh of frustration.