Restore public transit as it serves us all best

Highways serve the needs of the speculator, developer, and car dealer oligarchs who call the shots, democracy be damned.

Highways and bridges – which worsen urban sprawl, air pollution, road carnage and poor transit usage – can be constructed, widened or erected right left and centre in this area without any need for a local levy, because they serve the needs of the speculator, developer, and car dealer oligarchs who call the shots, democracy be damned.

It is high time, for the benefit of all of us except these privileged very few, that public transit – deliberately destroyed by the same clique (ripping up streetcar tracks and cancelling interurban trains) for the same reasons – be restored as our number one transportation solution, without any need for any special levy, because it serves us all best, even and perhaps especially the folks in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Hope, who choke on our car and truck exhaust, which the winds and mountains funnel down their throats.

 

Don DeMille

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