South Delta is facing a major transportation crisis, and with the Tsawwassen Springs development and the potential for massive developments on the TFN and Southlands, our transportation crisis will turn into a complete fiasco of perpetual gridlock.
Despite the South Fraser Perimeter Road and the Canada Line mini-metro, real capacity across the south arm of the Fraser River has not been increased and every crossing is a choke point for ever-increasing traffic.
The SFPR is a grossly over engineered, government-inspired highway project that is nothing more than a sop to the Liberal government's friends, the road builders and trucking industry.
The highway will do nothing to help beleaguered drivers cross the Fraser and by its design will increase journey times for Vancouver-bound drivers.
The massive junctions being built on highways 17 and 99 show the true intentions of provincial transportation planners: to force cars onto the highway so they can claim it was money well invested.
Gateway has little to do with alleviating traffic congestion, but has everything to do to with development of the ALR, just like the SkyTrain mini-metro is a tool for development along its routes.
The Canada Line is more of the same, grossly over built for what it does and politically inspired.
Delta is sleepwalking into a transit and transportation crisis, exacerbated by inept bureaucrats and myopic politicians.