Originally Posted by tintinium
This is Metro Vancouver... Anti-Freeway.
Gotta disagree with ya. Politicians within Vancouver City proper and the older neighbouring municipalities of Burnaby and New West perhaps...
But outside of that area, and particularly south of the Fraser River from Richmond eastward, free-flow highways are looked upon favourably by politicians of all stripes as well as the general public. (where the majority of Metro Vancouver's population resides)
Routing within specific corridors are contentious by some (eg. the SFPR), but I digress.
Even the City of Surrey has the Southern Freeway corridor within its master transportation plan. (You'd never see that in the City of Vancouver's master transportation plan!)
As for the Serpentine freeway corridor and the southern freeway corridor, those are longer range corridors down the road.
The SFPR expressway as well as the Hwy 10/15 4-lane divided highways will suffice for the mid-term.
BTW, prior to any future east-west freeway corridors between Hwy 1 and 99, the Hwy 99 corridor will be the next on the list for a major rebuild a la something akin to the current Hwy 1 plans.