Traffic Congestion Declines

Interesting tidbit from the news which has been overshadowed by the tragedy in Brussels.

Traffic congestion is down in Metro Vancouver and this begs the question:

“If there is less traffic on the roads, then should we not waste money to plan and build $3 billion SkyTrain subway under Broadway and a $3.5 billion bridge replacing the Massey tunnel?”

I can think of far better ways in spending $6.5 billion like a combined road/rail bridge replacing the decrepit Patullo and Fraser river rail bridges, the Leewood/RftV TramTrain from Vancouver to Chilliwack; A White Rock to Surrey Central/downtown Vancouver LRT/TramTrain and a BCIT to UBC and Stanley Park tram.

And they say that Zwei has not conception of good transit.

Traffic congestion down in Metro Vancouver: survey

Vancouver, BC, Canada / News Talk 980 CKNW | Vancouver’s News. Vancouver’s Talk
Posted: March 22, 2016

Traffic congestion in Metro Vancouver is down by 1% compared to a year ago ai??i?? according to the latest survey by Tom Tom, the GPS company.

Itai??i??s the first drop in Vancouver since 2010.

However, itai??i??s still the worst in Canada, followed by Toronto, and then Montreal.

The least congested city in the country is Calgary.

Around the world, the most congested city is Mexico City, followed by Bangkok, Instanbul, Rio De Janeiro, and Moscow.



2 Responses to “Traffic Congestion Declines”
  1. Haveacow says:

    I’m just going to say there whole thing is meaningless, again, and is simply done to scare people into buying Tomtom Units!

  2. Bert Loehner says:

    I’ve been to Bangkok many times. Traffic is outrageous. Six hour traffic jams are not out of the question. It also has a very high population density. Perhaps urban planning in Vancouver needs a re-think.

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