Originally Posted by frinkprof
The city made an offer to the T'suu Tina First Nation for the land needed for a large chunk of the SW portion of the ring road. Something like $240 million. The T'suu Tina band has voted it down, which means more negotiation.
I don't think this means more negotiation at all. I think after 50 years, the book is closed and we are back to square one at finding a solution to the entire problem, be it other road improvements, transit improvements, or another solution. I can't see the T'suu Tina accepting another deal after another two or five or ten years of negotiation, it seems there is a strong majority against building the road through the lands. And quite frankly, it would probably be a waste of time to continue to negotiate when other solutions could be planned and eventually implemented in the meantime. Living in Evergreen, the SWRR through the lands would certainly have been convenient, but it is not the end of the world. I would rather see other roads in the area (ie, 22x, Anderson, 37 St. [Fish Creek to 22x], Macleod and/or 14 St) upgraded in the meantime. Glenmore improvements have also been held up for years because of a lack of final ring road design; improvements like the 37 St i/c should be able to proceed now because there isn't going to be a road through the lands in the near future. It is time for a new plan, a new solution, and most importantly, it is time to move on.