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Province confirms removal of HOV lanes after Games

Put your HOV-related woes to rest because you can say goodbye to those pesky lanes once the Pan Am and Parapan Games wrap up August.

According to Global News, Ontario's Ministry of Transportation will shutter the temporary HOV lanes following the Games. However, in regard to city owned streets such as the DVP, there's no word on whether the oft-criticized lanes will stick around after the summer.

In the same Forum Research poll that indicated how the Games weren't as disruptive as previously expected, 30 percent of respondents wanted the HOV lanes to stay put after Pan Am. Yet, the Global News report showed that the majority of respondents, at 57 percent, disagreed with this.

Remember, you need to have three or more people in your vehicle if you're going to drive in the HOV lane. After July 27, and until August 18, you'll need only two.

What do you think about keeping the HOV lanes after the Games? Let us know in the comments.

Photo by George Socka in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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