Peter says:

“Like so many families with kids living on the coast, we have two years to decide. Do we stay or leave. If nothing improves we sell. Turn this place into an exclusive retirement community for all I care.”

Build a fixed link!

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4 Responses to Peter says:

  1. Peter says:

    Peter, we feel the same. If nothing happens we are out too. We need a bridge! Let the place turn into a senior citizens resort without young and middle aged families for all I care. It already is starting to look like it is. I know of folks that left with their kids, they had enough. Sad.

  2. Kiranjot Singh says:

    The only people who are benefited of the Ferries are the ferries’ employees. I can bet that the toll would be way cheaper than a ride on a ferry. They better build a bridge so that we would not have to wait for slow sailing ferries. Plus, even if they charge a toll of $65/trip the atleast in a few years the government’s cost would cover and later on we can get the services for free or way cheaper then the thugs of ferries. In the favour of bridge.

  3. My proposal for a fixed link… all the way to Campbell River is here on wordpress: https://wp.me/p1yj4U-12x

    If the highway is built for 120 kph and has free super-charging courtesy of BC Hydro—and the abundant energy in the region—the trade-offs between driving and waiting for the ferry will disappear. People will opt to drive (and save money).

    However, there is another hidden opportunity. All along the Sunshine Coast Super Highway (SCSH) we can built new charter towns home to 5,000 people. This is a way to take development pressure from our communities and task these new local councils with putting boots on the ground and eyes on the most sensitive parts of our environment.

    With the link crossing both Jarvis Inlet and Desolation Sound the SCSH would reach Vancouver Island, Campbell River, Comox Valley, Nanaimo, Duncan and Victoria.

    While that might be a 5-hour drive from Victoria to Vancouver, the potential for growth around the Great Salish Sea sets up economic opportunities for generations to come.

    We have a close comparative case with San Francisco Bay from San Francisco to San Jose. This is the area where Silicone Valley was born and the digital revolution exploded.

    I can see parallels for the Great Salish Sea: the return of salmon to pre-colonial population; the construction of dozens of new charter towns build from value-added wood components; and an increased demand for mining lithium, copper and other metals to build the batteries that will store the energy we create from renewable sources. Battery research & production along with solar cell R&D could be hi-tech niches on the shores of the Great Salish Sea.

  4. Pingback: SCSH: The Sunshine Coast Super Highway – lewisnvillegas

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