Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Overpasses Bad for Langley

I, like everyone else in the City of Langley, want a solution to the freight trains that plough through Langley everyday.

A train in the morning, for me, is the difference between being on time for work and being late.

The trains are noisy, pollute, cause traffic jams, and like to derail every 10 years or so.

Needless to say, I was a bit shocked when my city, the province, and the federal government pledged my tax dollars to build more overpasses (and not on Fraser Highway or 200th Street) to allow even more trains. They didn't even hold a public meeting or consultation.

How does this benefit the City?

How does this benefit business in Downtown and on the Bypass? If the 204th Street overpass is any indication (and since there is no plan for anything on 200th Street or Fraser Highway), we will be bypassing the bypass.

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