Not Here. Not Now.
High density population centers can justify expensive subway networks and Light Rail systems in large cities such as New York, London and San Francisco. But their expense makes them inappropriate for Vancouver’s lower density and smaller size. Big spending politicians that push billion dollar Light Rail for Vancouver risk drowning our economy in debt.
This is especially unwise now with record housing foreclosures, failing businesses, rampant unemployment, and scarce money. The few businesses and governments that are not in financial trouble are those who wisely live within their means and avoid excessive debt. Whole nations are on the brink of financial collapse due to excessive debt. Washington and Oregon are unable to balance their existing budgets. This is not the time to add billions more to our already troubled budgets.