I agree with letter writer Keith Wilson (“Surrey deserves better than at-grade transit system,” The Leader, Feb. 12).
Not only does an at-grade LRT hold up road traffic at crossings, but also collides with road traffic, at uncontrolled crossings. Not even once, has SkyTrain ever had an accident with road traffic since it either goes over or under road traffic.
The only time that Skytrain ran into anything is when some idiot threw a shopping cart down on the tracks from a higher level.
There are only two arguments in favour of an LRT system: It is cheaper and it will reduce traffic congestion. The former is because it is not an automated elevated system, and the latter has not been proven, even when there are many other LRT systems in operation to compare it with.
It is like comparing a Volkswagen with a BMW. You get what you pay for.