The NDP removed road tolls from the Golden Ears Bridge in September. (THE NEWS/files)

Web poll: Have you noticed an increase in local traffic since Golden Ears Bridge tolls were removed?

According to stats from TransLink, monthly traffic volume has increased since the tolls were removed.

  • Mar. 14, 2018 2:00 p.m.

According to stats from TransLink, monthly traffic volume has increased since the tolls were removed on Sept. 1.

In September 2016, a total of 1,155,300 vehicles crossed the tolled bridge.

In September 2017, that number had jumped to 1,464,200 – an increase of 27 per cent.

In October 2017, the Golden Ears Bridge saw an increase to 1,522,000 crossings, compared to 1,140,600 in October 2016.

That’s an increase of 33 per cent.

Traffic dropped slightly for the two following months, when 1,467,000 vehicles crossed in November, although that was still a 31-per-cent increase from the previous November, while 1,357,400 vehicles crossed in December.


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