Yesterday I heard a commercial on the radio for Sunbury Cedar, and they were talking about how easy it is to access via the new "South Fraser Perimeter Highway". That was, until last night when Karl mentioned it, the first I ever heard it called that.
Count me in as well for never having heard the term "South Fraser Perimeter Highway", which is a bit of a mouthful.
If you'd like to see 'spaghetti on a map", have a Google look-see at the highway configuration as the SFPH links up with the access to the Port Mann bridge and the Mary
Hill interchange. The whole Mary Hill interchange is quite the engineering undertaking, considering what was in place before the whole project started.
In case you were wondering why Stone bumped up the speed limits...
From The Province
B.C.’s Minister of Transportation Todd Stone admitted on Friday to recently being pulled over by police and fined $196 for speeding, an incident he described as unacceptable but in no way a reflection of his ability to serve in cabinet.
Stone, the MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson, said he was pulled over three weeks ago while speeding along the Patricia Bay Highway en route to the Swartz Bay ferry terminal. He said he was going 29 km/h over the posted 80 km/h speed zone.
“I paid the ticket and obviously, this isn’t acceptable and I’ve got to set a better example for British Columbians,” he said. “I’ve taken it to heart, and I’m going to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Stone, whose wife and three kids were with him at the time, said he immediately notified Premier Christy Clark and his caucus colleagues of the incident.
“Her response to me was I think general disappointment, but you know bottom line we both agreed it’s not acceptable and it’s not acceptable for any of us, whether you are elected or not, you should be driving to, or below the posted speed limits, not beyond them,” he said. “I assured her that I was going to learn from this and not let it happen again.”
It is not the first time Stone has been ticketed for speeding. In 2000, he said his licence was suspended for 1-2 months as a result of five speeding tickets he received in a single year. Since then, however, Stone said he has only been ticketed twice — the last time being three weeks ago.
“I’m as committed to doing everything I can to enhance safety on B.C.’s highways and roads,” Stone said when asked if the ticket compromised his ability to serve as minister of transportation. “And I think I’ve demonstrated in the last two years that I’ve been the minister a significant number of initiatives that have done exactly that.
“That all being said, it is not acceptable to speed. I completely acknowledge that and I’ve said to everyone around me that I’m going to learn from this and not let it happen again.”
Stone is carrying on in the tradition of 'Flying' Phil Gaglardi, highways minister back in the 1960's under WAC Bennett. Gaglardi, on the other hand, worked in concert with Bennett to improve access to all parts of BC, including the coastal bits. Stone works to cut coastal bits off, punishing them for their voting habits.
To my knowledge Robyn Allen was never an elected official of government in BC. I believe that she headed up ICBC at one time. But she was not an MLA & certainly not a cabinet minister. Having said that I would agree that anyone heading up ICBC should probably have a squeaky clean driving record.
There was a song that I downloaded a number of years ago done to the tune My Sharona called Moe Sihotoa. Robyn Allen was not elected but appointed I am assuming by Moe, however, there a line referring to her 21 penalty points at the time. :-0