V2V Ferries (Riverside Marine) - Photos and Discussion Jan 14, 2020 1:32:59 GMT -8 lohium likes this
Post by 1foot2ships on Jan 14, 2020 1:32:59 GMT -8
sorry dane, mike, bluebusfan. i definitely disagree with that line of reasoning.
1. dont u guys think that with a rapid transit service, ridership would increase to match what all those commuter buses from white rock, crescent beach, south delta, tsawassen, ladner do every morning/afternoon?
2. i dont dispute your summary of the 620 route, but the current planning reality is exactly whats wrong with transit planning here in CAN/US; a re-think by our elected bodies is required.
rapid transit should be built as a skeleton infrastructure allowing public transit to easily connect with. CAN/US urban planning is largely reactionary so thats why we have sprawl. we have sprawl b/c everybody wants to live in single family detached. b/c of that, we never have enough concentrated users to make public transit feasible. when rapid transit does become cost effective, it really isnt, b/c by then, the increased build-up costs have actually been absorbed by quad taxation (municipal contribution to TL, gas taxes to TL, grants by prov gov't, grants by fed gov't = u, me, everybody else contributing 4 separate ways).
so... in the case of rapid transit to TSW, the time to build it is now, while there are no obstacles in the way, before the population demands it, before the cost of acquiring a ROW becomes prohibitive, before the 2nd, 3rd, 4th upgrade of the highway... (ex: instead of massey tunnel replacement)
as for v2v: that boat is just sitting there on its dock, tied up in the inner harbour waiting for creditors and the other sharks to come for it. i think paddlehardercafe is onto something though, as this could be a great opportunity for that nanaimo venture to acquire a proven vessel and double their fleet ...for cheap(?).