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New Westminster residents are trying to save our livability

Most New Westminster residents, including Mayor Wayne Wright, prefer the four-lane and tolling of the Pattullo Bridge as viable solutions to the increased traffic on Royal Avenue and nearby areas.

But Surrey does not agree and favours six lanes.

Surrey City Coun. Barbara Steele says a six-lane Pattullo would decrease congestion and increase the number of trips.

Surrey City Coun. Barinder Rasode also commented that the province  should intervene and force a solution to replace the Pattullo if there is farther delay or resistance to a new bridge from New West.

What does Surrey want from us?

Just take whatever they throw at us?

How would they feel if the province forced Surrey to agree to a four-lane Pattullo Bridge? We are not blocking, resisting or delaying any viable solutions. This is our home and we will do and fight however and whatever is necessary to maintain our livability and safety for everyone.

The six-lane bridge will cost more. The Surrey-Coquitlam option might be one of the solutions to help the residents of all cities involved.

Surrey’s population is increasing. More population equals more cars equals more traffic equals more congestion.

Catalina Trinidad

New Westminster

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