Originally Posted by spaustin
You can't be more polarized than 50/50.
That's actually pretty positive for Halifax, where most change of any sort is invariably strongly opposed.
All else being equal, I think the bridge is needed, if for nothing else than to move containers out of Halterm. However, I am of the belief more and more that Halterm needs to go away entirely. You could either relocate it near Ceres or over on the Dartmouth side, if you rebuilt it at all -- given the decline in business for the port and the new developments in the port business elsewhere, that may not be even necessary. If you did that the imperative for a 3rd bridge is reduced, and you create a parcel of very valuable developable land on the harborfront.
More and more I am thinking that we need to spend a billion or two on some sort of rail-based public transport. A line out to Bedford/Sackville and the airport would be a good start. Another out towards Tantallon. Cole Harbour is difficult because of the harbour but perhaps something could be done there as well. Screw the arguments against it; it is something that needs to be done. Gasoline isn't getting any cheaper and the car commute is threatened. Build it and it will get used.