Snapshot

The proposed Bradford Bypass is an unnecessary Ontario highway that threatens the health of the environment, the public and the provincial treasury.  It’s too expensive, will not ease congestion, and 60% of its route paves over the beloved Greenbelt.

Simcoe County and York Region, Ontario, Canada

Stop the Bradford Bypass

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The Bradford Bypass is a proposed 16.2-kilometre highway connecting Highway 400 and Highway 404 in the County of Simcoe and Regional Municipality of York, in Ontario.

This highway comes with steep costs:

  • increases carbon emissions that contribute to climate change and air pollution
  • pollutes Lakes Simcoe and harm fish habitat
  • paves over wetlands and the Greenbelt
  • increases road salt pollution in the Holland Marsh
  • raises levels of the carcinogen benzene beyond what’s now allowed
  • and costs billions – money we don’t have nor want to waste.

As well, research has shown that building new roads does not actually reduce traffic congestion. If you build more highways, this open space fills up quickly and traffic is back to a crawling pace. This phenomenon, known as “induced demand,” has been proven to happen over and over again.

This highway is bad for the environment, public heath, transportation, and the provincial treasury.

Your donation will help us fight this highway!