SkyTrain doesn’t address cause

Metro mayors have proposed adding two cents a litre to the B.C. gas tax.

Metro mayors have proposed adding two cents a litre to the B.C. gas tax.

Editor, The News:

Re: Gas tax to increase 2¢ a litre (The News, July 8).

Building a costly octopus, sprawl of mass transportation infrastructure is a bottomless pit for everyone in Greater Vancouver.

Municipal planners need to build proper central business districts so that people in places like the Tri Cities don’t have to scatter across all of Metro Vancouver to work.

Just building condo towers and big shopping malls is negligent municipal planning and building a SkyTrain lines doesn’t address the cause, but only the symptom of negligence.

Metro mayors could issue municipal bonds to establish a stunning, state-of-the-art, green friendly central business district to serve the Tri Cities instead of leaving most people no option but to commute all over Metro Vancouver.

Rob Kwon

Vancouver

Getting poorer

Editor, The News:

Re: Gas tax to increase 2¢ a litre (The News, July 8).

I am extremely frustrated with the idea of adding an additional 2 cents per litre to our already extremely high gas prices, especially when the transit system in Maple Ridge is (let’s be honest) laughable compared to other districts in the Lower Mainland.

Why would we pay for something such as this when its not even offered to us. This should not be the responsibility of the citizens of Maple Ridge, but instead the responsibility of the people who actually use the transit system.

So here we go, the rich get richer and poor get poorer, the story of Canada.

How is everyone expecting us to keep forking over more and more money that we don’t have?

Especially when we are not seeing the benefits of it.

Everything is going up but our wages.

Erin Tulloch

Maple Ridge