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BIA backs city on Pattullo

The Downtown New Westminster Business Improvement Association is backing the city’s Pattullo Bridge stance.

BIA President Andy Bradshaw sent a letter to city council on Wednesday in support of the position paper New Westminster issued March 5.

The position paper titled “A Reasonable Approach - A Perspective on the Pattullo Bridge” called for a new four-lane, crossing that would be paid for by tolls.

It also suggested the money the province would put up for the project could be used for other transportation projects such as rapid transit for Surrey.

The paper opposed a five- or six-lane replacement because it would increase traffic congestion in New Westminster.

Bradshaw said the association conducted an online survey of its membership and the executive board held several discussions before deciding to offer support for New Westminster’s position.

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