Originally Posted by Metro-One
Oh god, they have New West involved...
I really hope that they do not keep the existing structure, or replace it with a watered down 4 lane design.
Instead, knowing how New West will kick and scream like a little baby, I hope they build a new proper link (6 lanes expressway style) near that Sapperton Bar area, with an interchange connecting it to the SFPR, and then make that section the western end of the NFPR (so continue to build a proper connection to highway 1).
As for biking and pedestrians, is there any way that can be added to the existing skytrain bridge?
Well New Westminster is an important stakeholder regardless. I think the tone of the City Council has changed recently: they are at least reconsidering the United Blvd extension. Ultimately, while I disagree with their stance on many regional projects, I do understand they are trying to protect local interests.
As for the Skybridge, aren't there existing weight/structural restrictions whereby the number of trains on the bridge deck are limited? I would assume any additional structures may not work without extensive upgrades.