The $3-billion SkyTrain to UBC is a waste of money [“Why a Christy Clark victory might just rule out rapid transit to UBC”, web-only].
Both the City of Vancouver and the B.C. Ministry of Transportation are missing the point regarding the transportation plan to UBC. Both do not address the root cause of the problem, which is not resolvable by spending so much money.
The problem is the geographic location of UBC and its continuous expansion without consideration of the ability of the infrastructure to handle its exponential growth.
An ideal solution that will cost the city or the province very little money is to require that UBC address the expansion problem. It either must expand in other locations within the province or increase the number of students on its campus after providing them with dormitories at affordable prices. This approach will take the load off the transportation system and other utilities within the city.
I urge both the City of Vancouver and the Ministry of Transportation to consider this solution.
> Hamdy El-Rayes / Vancouver