is a two-lane urban street
that is considered to be the legal name of Ontario Highway 3
within the community of Simcoe
. Limits for the Queensway are considered to be the Quarter Line Road (westernmost) and the Ireland Side Road (easternmost). After these limits are passed, then the Queensway becomes a rural highway.
This street is most friendly to privately owned vehicles causing massive levels of automobile-related pollution on an annual basis that is causing climate change
. Construction was underway to increase the amount of land dedicated to sidewalks along the eastern portion of the Queensway as of the summer of 2008. However, this alone would not decrease the level of carbon dioxide
spread from cars because only local people will use the sidewalks; not visitors from out-of-town. Only a mass transit
program is capable of reducing the level of greenhouse gases
that are released from cars and trucks using the Queensway. While it has been suggested in the past, there has been no sign of a county-wide mass transit program being implemented yet. Talks have recently been revived but the acceptance of mass transit in the general community is not guaranteed.
The total distance from the westernmost point of Queensway West and the easternmost point of Queensway East is approximately 5 kilometers. As a pivotal road for the community of... Read More