Letter-writer questions the billions of dollars being spent on infrastructure

Letter-writer questions the billions of dollars being spent on infrastructure

LETTERS: Rethink what’s driving commuters

Editor:

I am relieved that the provincial government is seriously looking at making Uber, or any ride-sharing entity, legal in B.C.

Editor:

I am relieved that the provincial government is seriously looking at making Uber, or any ride-sharing entity, legal in British Columbia. It’s taken long enough.

I find it ironic that the mayor and city council of Vancouver are so against it when it will certainly curb greenhouse gases, something that they are so much for.

I read recently that we could have autonomous vehicles on our roads as early as 2020 and that they will be in general use by 2025, especially in trucking. This will lead to reduced car ownership and even more ride-sharing. Why own a car if for a few dollars you can have the same convenience at a fraction of the cost? Millennials will be one group to embrace this whole heartedly, as will I.

The reason I bring this up is that I am concerned that the provincial government will be spending billions of my tax dollars on the Deas Island bridge and infrastructure that will become a white elephant in just a few years, just like the Golden Ears bridge is now. I wonder if there has there been any discussion on this.

And a new Pattullo Bridge will certainly become unnecessary.

John Bootsma, White Rock