The round-the-clock blockade may be over, but the fight to stop the South Fraser Perimeter Road still goes on in Surrey’s Bridgeview neighbourhood.
That is the message emanating from Bernadette Keenan, who sits on the board of the Bridgeview Community Association.
“Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon wants to spend billions putting a useless freeway next to our school that will cut us off from the river, beach, and our fishing dock,” Keenan said in a press release posted today (March 9) on Gatewaysucks.org. “Our community has a different vision for North Surrey. This is going to be a mixed-use waterfront community, not an industrial wasteland beside a freeway. We are continuing to fight for our community.”
Keenan also has her own anti-Gateway Web site, No Truckin Freeways.
On Saturday (March 7), the five-day blockade of the last remaining house in the way of the proposed highway ended.
Tom Jaugelis, a North Surrey resident and spokesperson for the blockaders, said in the same release: “We have been getting more and more support from communities all along the proposed freeway route. People from one end to the other have been coming by with encouragement, hot chocolate and snacks. We will be there to support them when Falcon tries to trash their communities. This is just the beginning.”