LETTER: Independent councillor urged to give serious thought to LRT over SkyTrain


Congratulations to Surrey Coun. Brenda Locke. Surrey needs a city council made up of independent men and women who use their collective judgment to make policy decisions. The mayor’s role is to execute those decisions made by council, not to tell councillors what to think.

Now that you are allowed to think for yourself, Madam Councillor, could you please give some thought about the advantages and disadvantages of a light rail rapid transit system linking Guildford, Whalley and Newton, with a future link to South Surrey and White Rock, as compared to a much more costly SkyTrain rapid transit system linking Whalley with Fleetwood and maybe (much) later to Langley.

I don’t quite get how the mayor’s costly link in the direction of Langley is going to do anything to relieve the ever busier traffic up and down the King George, 152, 120, and 128 Streets.

Bill Piket, White Rock

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