To the Editor,
Re: Future of ferry system might necessitate bridge, Letters, April 13.
Can we please get real on this?
A bridge would be far too expensive, would have to take into consideration deep water, possibilities of earthquakes and would need to have a span high enough above the water to allow ships to pass beneath.
Newer generation cruise ships already omit Vancouver as a port of call because of height restrictions imposed by the Lions Gate Bridge.
A floating link makes even less sense. Bad weather, seasickness in your car, fog on Georgia Strait, floating logs? And what happens every time marine traffic needs to get through?
Public transit, whether it be city buses, commuter trains or ferries will never pay for itself from fares.
Deal with it.