Any new bridge should be a joint venture

Dear editor,

I don’t think the City of Courtenay should be going it alone on a third crossing.

A third crossing is in the interest of everyone in the Comox Valley and any planning and cost should be shared. The reason 11 St. has been recommended by the consulting engineers is cost.

In that the cost of preferred locations would be too much for the city taxpayers to bear.

But what if everyone who benefits were to share the cost?

I bet the recommendation would be different. Putting the bridge at 11th Street doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.

What I would really like to see is a new Fifth Street Bridge.

It’s getting old and it doesn’t accommodate the traffic very well.

There is a new bridge out by Craigflower in Victoria that would be ideal for Fifth Street.

Check out craigflowerbridge.com.

It would mean taking over those old buildings down there and making the property part of the Filberg.

That would open up the area so we could take better advantage of the fact that a river that runs through our community. But this would be something the whole Comox Valley would have to be part of.

The City of Courtenay shouldn’t have to go it alone.

 

 

Erik Eriksson

Courtenay

 

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