Originally Posted by CanSpice
Those are the only options that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has presented, and since they're the ones that are making the decisions here, those are the options that we're limited to.
Agreed. Have you shared this with MoTI?
I totally agree! This shouldn't be a Coquitlam vs New West situation (again!), this should MoTI sitting down with both Coquitlam and New West at the same time to work on something that works for everybody.
Not only am I going to go to share my ideas with MoTI, I am going to write the Coquitlam Engineering department and the mayor with my concerns, and ask them why they aren't standing up for Coquitlam.
The Sapperton residents association is against the project as is (though they might like our carefully constructed compromise) and I am thinking of contacting them and asking if they want a Mallardville rep (who as you may guess knows what I am talking about on these things) to help them carefully craft their responses while acting as a Coquitlam diplomat.
The concerns New West has regarding people shorting through their town to get to the free bridge also affect my community, so it's not like I don't have a vested interest in listening to them.
The problem is that some people can't think outside the box.
I live in the area, drive through it all the time. I take every mode of travel through the area, and know all the short cut and diversion routes.
I am the kind of guy that can envision a Cad model of the road as I drive down it, a truck turning movement when I see a truck turning, and can envision traffic pattern changes easily with a simple change in design.