Lifted from the Kamloops Sustainability Plan:

Penticton, despite having exactly the same rate of car ownership, has 17% of the population commuting to work by bike/walking, in comparison to Kamloops’ 7%.

Penticton see’s 29% of journies made by non-car alternatives, Kamoops sees only 20%, despite its expensive transportation system.

Kamloops spends $15 million per year on roads and road maintenance, that is $171 per person per year. Obviously the cost to the tax payer is much larger than this. Consider how this money could better be appropriated if we just conceded to live a little closer to our neighbours. Or how our taxes could be reduced.

Just something to be considered.