Originally Posted by s211
The only explanation I've heard that makes any sense is the high consumption levels of pot in BC, because it's only under the influence of same that this proposal makes any sense.
I'd like to add that on aesthetic basis, this would be an ugly slash over a magnificent fjord and island stretch, that it would cost mega mega $$$ which could be used on more pressing infrastructure issues, and that it could either enhance market values of the Sunshine Coast, with perhaps more housing and shopping, and places like Madeira Park, Sechelt (parts of it, anyway), becoming even more chic and valuale and very possibly an $up prices around Gibson's Landing, already undergoing extensive "ritsicondo"
and hotel construction.
Or ....... it could attract people seeking lower housing, which is very valid, but it might just render the Sunshine Coast "The North Surrey of The North." I applaud Surey for taking bold measures on combatting urban renewal, but the city has known it's social problems in the past. A friend in Gibsons recently informed that already, the Sunshine Coast already has about, if not THE, highest rate of drug abuse and civil crime in the GVRD region and adjacent municipalities. Will building an expensive $$$$brdge address any of that, or would equivalent (proportional) funding of medical centres, drug treatment centres, and enhanced social services for not only the sunshine cost, but for elsewhere such as Gambier and Bowen Islands, be more worthy of such $expenditure?
1.* As a footnote, however, I have to say that looking at the link, I think that a network of passenger commuter ferries would be great.