Thank you all for visits and comments. I will try to summarise the activity for the last week. Many very passionate for a fixed link. Everyone is in favour of the fast passenger vessels to downtown Vancouver.
Some that hesitate on a bridge/Tunnel or Concrete pipe, are worried about BC Provincial financing. The upcoming study will show the huge savings of a fixed link.
I see this as a federal project. Canadian transportation infrastructure, mainland to mainland. Not an expenditure, this is an investment for the future. The future of the whole Sunshine Coast and more. Don’t forget, this is also the major link to mid and north Vancouver Island, via Comox Ferry to and from Powell River. Giving all these communities a chance to sustain socio-economic development. Hope and prosperity for the future.
The Province will save money on all parts. Save on upgrading terminals, save on not having to build new ferries and running them.
A large western region will benefit from this link. And possible future fixed links, like Comox via Texada. Anybody going east like to Edmonton/Calgary or beyond, could save time and money by turning left off the bridge, and drive through Squamish and via Kamloops or Pr. George.
Many transportation infrastructure projects are privately funded, an example is the Lions Gate Bridge. This could be one, or use Confederation Bridge as an example, or something in between, like the Coquihalla.
I took the ferry to attend a birthday party for one of my grandchildren yesterday. No overload coming or going. But time is money too. I would have loved to drive 20km on each side of Howe Sound, to and from. I hope that it will be only a few more birthdays before I can.