LETTER: Four-lane bridge? Stop living in the past, New Westminster

The Editor,

Re: "Dialogue deadlock," the Now, April 10.

With regard to all the inane blather coming from north of the Pattullo Bridge about the replacement of that span, New Westminster needs to come down off its high horse, forget about the vaunted implication of the sobriquet "Royal City" and drag itself into the 21st century.

Traffic is a fact of life and if you create a bottleneck for it, as New Westminster unwittingly wants to do by creating another four-lane bridge, then the resultant impact would be worse than what would result from a smoother, easier flow of traffic afforded by a six-lane replacement.It’s simple physics, not rocket science.

Traffic will only increase with time and New Westminster needs to stop wistfully living in the past and start looking to the future.

Jon Christensen, Surrey

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