Project drives votes

Is the purpose of the interchange to relieve traffic or simply garner votes

The letter writer asks:  “…who does Coun. Vic Derman think he is to object to what the majority wants?” I would ask the letter writer, who among the “overwhelming” majority who approved the interchange has the necessary degree in traffic management to be able to say the interchange the BC Liberals have thrust upon us will get the job done?

Coun. Derman has pointed out that the interchange will merely shuffle the present bottleneck to Burnside, to Carey, to Glanford, etc., and asks: “…how does a cloverleaf design relieve that congestion?”

Is the purpose of the interchange to relieve traffic to and from the Westshore? Or is the $85 million (plus inevitable cost overruns), more a part of the multi-million dollar pre-election package the BC Liberals are unleashing to buy our votes – and it doesn’t much matter whether the project actually works, traffic-wise?

Richard Weatherill

Saanich

 

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