As a Delta resident, I walk up 72 Avenue every morning to 120 Street or Scott Road, and this is what I see and do.
First, I count the cars and how many people are in them. For every 250 cars there is one person in the cars and maybe four of those cars will have over two people in them. Up by Nicholson Road there is a sign with a car pool number on it.
There is also a speed limit sign for the bus lane which is 30 km/h and for the normal lane which is 50 km/h. I notice that almost all the traffic is crossing from the Surrey side.
I notice that one out of every 10 vehicles rushes down the bus lane at about 80 km/h which is 40 kilometres over the limit, and to top this off, the cars swerve back in the outside lane near 112 Street, tooting their horns and fingering the drivers who obey.
If I was the mayor of Delta I would police this instead of raising Delta’s taxes. With the money I would fix the problem that recent letter writers seem to think there is on 72 Avenue.
For Surrey, here are a couple of concepts. I think the Surrey mayor and the mayor of New Westminster should get together and make the Pattullo Bridge a four-lane going to Vancouver in the morning, switch it back to normal from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. then change it to one way (four lane) going to Surrey in the evenings.
Another thing, the people of Surrey turned down putting a road straight through on 80 Avenue as it would destroy their precious Bear Creek Park, which I believe is a good thing.
I think if the people of Surrey all pitched in and built an overhead crosswalk for people at 140 and 146 Streets, they could increase the speed on 88 Avenue to 80 km/h, which would help out with all the congestion.