B.C. Ferries traffic lines up along Stewart Avenue this past weekend. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)

LETTER: Duke Point capacity could relieve ferry lineups

Simple solution to ferry lineups at Departure Bay – build a second berth at Duke Point.

To the editor,

Re: Ferry lineups harm tourism, Editorial, Aug. 22.

Simple solution to ferry lineups at Departure Bay – build a second berth at Duke Point, people could take first available sailing to either Horseshoe Bay or Tsawwassen.

Nobody getting off the ferry wants to stop, but wants to hurry home. It gets rid of congestion and annoyed people with two or more sailing waits. Duke Point Highway is empty 99 per cent of the time.

Redevelop Departure Bay into condos, etc.

Tom Hockin, Saltair

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