Road pricing isn’t seen as best solution to gridlock

Metro Vancouver’s business-as-usual regional-growth strategy plans to shoehorn one million more people (and their cars) into the region over the next 30 years [“Will gridlock mean an end to the free ride?”, February 20-27].

As long as the region accepts growth there will be gridlock. Of course, the impacts of climate change and peak oil mean that the future will be different than the past. Metro Vancouver has ignored these factors.

The region urgently needs a true sustainability strategy that might necessitate shrinking the population. Mobility pricing might be unnecessary.

> Derek Wilson / Port Moody




Feb 26, 2014 at 2:41pm

As long as foreigners can purchase as much real estate as they want and not have to live in it or rent it out, urban sprawl will expand more and more. A family cannot afford a house easily in Vancouver, and they have to move to the suburbs.

This has been a reality for the past 13 years since real estate prices started taking off. And it will continue to be a reality in the future.