Although not quite as bad as Richmond, living in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows one can not really go anywhere either without crossing a bridge (unless you are going east to Mission).
The problem with bridge tolls is they punish one who is possibly only driving a km or 2 (for example Pitt Meadows to Costco in Poco) but they do not punish potentially far longer trips that do not cross rivers (for example driving from Poco to UBC).
Also they are a flat tax, meaning they affect the lower and middle class far more than the upper class (especially when they are $3+ per crossing).
I have never been a fan of flat taxes. And the irony of the situation is it is usually the lower classes that have to buy further out in the valley due to Vancouver's ridiculously high house / condo prices.