LETTERS: You need to make us cross

Editor: For almost two hours of my life, I had the opportunity to view these twinkling lights.


Thank you, B.C. government, for the continuously beautiful red and white light display at the Massey Tunnel.

You see, for almost two hours of my life on a recent Friday, I had the opportunity to view these twinkling lights as I was stuck in traffic.

I had tickets for Handel’s Messiah at the Orpheum theatre, with dinner reservations beforehand. We left White Rock at 3:45 p.m. – in good time, we thought – and arrived at the back of the line for the tunnel at 4:10 p.m. It did not look all that bad, expecting it to take 15 to 20 minutes to get through.

I’ve lived south of the Fraser for years, and commuted north of the tunnel, so I am somewhat cognizant of the time and delays involved.

We got to the north side of the tunnel at Steveston Highway at 5:50 p.m. – one hour and 40 minutes later. This was just from the south side to the north side, not into Vancouver!

And now you are telling us there will not be a replacement bridge for this absolutely incredible unbelievable chaotic traffic mess (Bridge unlikely, city told, Dec. 5)!

It’s fairly obvious that those of you making these decisions never have to sit in this. If you did, you would understand the absolute and urgent need to rectify this chaos that is repeated over and over every morning and evening every week of the year.

Oh, and by the way, we missed our dinner reservations.

So stop picking my pockets for more tax dollars for your projects, build the bridge now with the funds you have, and don’t ever preach to me the need for climate control… Don’t even go there!

Fiorenza Carrey, White Rock

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