Originally Posted by dleung
We are building too much new highway infrastructure already, all we need is better transit and land use planning.
Have gotta disagree with ya. Metro Vancouver's population continues to grow and the congestion continues to grow with it.
The existing and planned highway infrastructure should have been completed 20 years ago. Nevermind proper "network" connectivity.
In that vein, Calgary, Edmonton (which also have excellent lrt systems) , Toronto, and Montreal all have reasonably compact expressway systems that allows one to circumnavigate their respective regions with ease. Still not so in Metro Vancouver.
And Metro Vancouver, in particular, has the worst deficiencies in its highway network in all of Canada (forget about Winnipeg) in my experience.
Frankly. most people are aggravated that it takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours, in many instances, to traverse the region in one direction.
We are still well behind the 8-ball here and the highway capacities as well as highway networks are very deficient.
No wonder that Metro Vancouver places 2nd after LA. I've driven most networks in N.A. and I frankly concur.
BTW, most people don't take transit and never will. I won't list all of the reasons thereto.
And with another 1 million projected to be living in Metro Vancouver over the next 20 - 30 years where are ya gonna put 'em all? In 300-storey, 3,000 ft. buildings in downtown Vancouver? Whoops, forgot about them view cones.
Heck, most areas in Van City proper don't want ANY densification. The NIMBY factor, remember?!