September 24, 2017

Activists say Massey Tunnel shouldn’t be replaced; transit should be increased

Activists for the Council of Canadian Delta/Richmond chapter say replacing the Massey Tunnel will not fix traffic congestion — increasing transit capacity will. 

The group is rallying outside a Ministry of Transportation open house in Delta today.

Eric Doherty with the council says by adding more buses through the tunnel — bottle necks will not only lessen but carbon emissions would decrease. 

“We have a climate crisis and we have to reduce emission. We really don’t have a choice, places like Delta are going to be in severe danger of flooding in the future as the sea levels rise up to 5 meters.”

Recently the province released five options for replacing or improving the tunnel.

All plans involve rebuilding or broadening the highway.

 

CKNW Vancouver News

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