globeandmail.com: Province warned Gateway project would hurt wildlife. Even the mainstream media can’t avoid reporting this one. They’ve ignored all the opposition to the Gateway Project for the most part. However, a big revelation that the Environmental Assessment was a total crock could not be overlooked. Serious and irreversible damage is expected. If the Environmental Assessment and the scientists at the Ministry of Environment were … Continue reading globeandmail.com: Province warned Gateway project would hurt wildlife
Port Mann Or A Big Tram? — Sightline Daily – Northwest News that Matters. You gotta love Patrick Condon and his team out at UBC. I’m always thankful that somebody is thinking out there and putting things in a different perspective. Obviously, being transit fan, I would prefer the light rail. However, the arguments for better transit South of the Fraser are strong. Existing transit … Continue reading Port Mann Or A Big Tram? — Sightline Daily – Northwest News that Matters
Why no ramp metering before the Port Mann bridge? So why is there no ramp metering? I think Stephen Rees makes a great concise argument as to why ramp metering and bus queuing could work for the Port Mann bridge. I think his reasoning that development may be part of the reason Kevin Falcon prefers a 10-lane bridge is spot on. I guess my question is … Continue reading Ramp metering & Port Mann bridge? « Stephen Rees’s blog
Surrey Leader – Your Best source for Local Community News delivered in print or online. It looks like financing may be on the tight side for the Port Mann Twinning. The South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) seems like it will be going ahead for sure much to the despair of residents affected directly by the new widened highway. However, the Port Mann twinning’s financing looks … Continue reading Port Mann Twinning delayed, could be election issue
canada.com – Rebuilding Canada – series If you have nothing to read over the holidays, then I guess you can read the series by the Canwest News Service. The series focuses on Social/Recreational Facilities, Roads and Bridges, Public Transit, Water/Sewers, and Garbage Disposal.Already from glancing at the numbers and information, the details are hardly detailed enough to give you the precise picture of the funding … Continue reading Canadian Infrastructure Spending
Last Exit for Gateway I know some readers would agree with my opinion to stop the Pacific Gateway project and there are some readers who would benefit greatly from a higher-capacity Port Mann. So it’s up to you, but here’s a petition if you feel so inclined to sign it. It’s a petition set up by Celia Bauer, according to Stephen Rees. I have previously … Continue reading Last Exit for Gateway
Hoover/Naas Proposal I stumbled across this proposal for an alternative to the BC government’s plan for the South Fraser Perimeter Road. They submitted this proposal to the Gateway people back in 2004. It’s an interesting alternative to the current proposal. The current proposal runs right along the Fraser River and would have serious impacts on the river and Burns Bog. It is also expected to … Continue reading Hoover/Naas Proposal for South Fraser Perimeter Road
Another article on the Gateway Project came out. This time it’s from The Tyee, the online alternative media source for BC. Freeways or Transit? Well that definitely seems to be prevailing question. Eric Doherty, the chair of SPEC’s transportation committee and a spokesperson for the Livable Region Coalition, in the article says: “Something’s going to give and I think it’s pretty obvious that people within … Continue reading Freeways or Transit? OR Freeways and Transit?
When I talk about Pete, I mean Pete McMartin of the Vancouver Sun. He’s a regular writer that finds himself on the front page of the Westcoast News section regularly. Pete lives in sunny Tsawwassen near the future expanded Deltaport and the South Fraser Perimeter Road that is part of the Gateway Project. He talks about how we run the world is changing. Flights are … Continue reading Even Pete gets it. Wake up, Kevin!
I was out driving about yesterday. Something I seldom do. I went out to Lion’s Bay to look at a property (Gosh, that building was in awful shape) and I had to come back into Vancouver. Usually I take the Second Narrows, but I had to get to West Broadway to pick something up. The sign on the Trans-Canada Highway said a 15 minute delay … Continue reading Lions Gate Bridge Bus Queue Jumper Lane