A letter writer argues that future generations will suffer because of money spent on the new Port Mann Bridge and other car-based road improvements.

A letter writer argues that future generations will suffer because of money spent on the new Port Mann Bridge and other car-based road improvements.

No efficient transit for next generation

Two choices: Either buy efficient rapid transit and rail enhancements, or add lanes to facilitate the use of inefficient private vehicles

We are witnessing the biggest strategic error B.C. has ever made.

The fast ferries and the BC Place roof each cost about $500 million but the people of B.C. will end up spending $3.5 billion for the Port Mann Bridge and associated roadworks.

There are always deniers but most people realize that the world is at or near peak oil and we will be struggling with supplying, not to mention the environmental issues over the extracting and burning, of this finite resource.

The solutions to alleviate traffic congestion were simple: Either buy efficient rapid transit and rail enhancements, or add lanes to facilitate the use of inefficient private vehicles to go everywhere all the time for everything.

These issues will not directly affect my generation, but future generations will not have the quick and effective rapid transit system where regions that have bought into long-term solutions will enjoy.

 

Dave Rush

Maple Ridge

Surrey Now Leader

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