By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: April. 13, 2012
If you commute to Vancouver from Squamish, and worry about increasing fuel prices, and decreasing transit options, then head this Sunday to the Squamish Adventure Centre.
Commuters to the city can join key stakeholders and decision makers from TransLink, planners from BC Transit, Jack Bell Ride-Share, developers, engineers from the Makin land developments, representatives of Squamish council and SLRD.
They will debate, discuss, and come up with possible solutions for a better transit to the city.
“We hope to overcome assumptions, and work towards a potential commuter service for people living in this area to get into Metro Vancouver,” said Ruth Simons, the members of the Sea to Sky Clean Air Society.
“We are aware of ongoing discussions with regards to the Whistler-Squamish transit, but we need more active discussions for an inter-regional transit.”
Simons said commuters are acutely aware of the economical and environmental costs of driving to the city.
“Emission from vehicles is the number one contributor to pollution and I think more and more people are becoming aware of this,” she added.
Simons said the forum at adventure centre will give people the opportunity to debate the economic and social cost of commuting. The forum will also help commuters rethink the emissions and the environmental cost attached to commuting.
“It will give us the opportunity to move forward on the issue of transit,” she said.