North Van Highway 1 project enters final phase

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August 25, 2020 – Brent Richter/North Shore News

North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Bowinn Ma said she was grateful to see the project moving into its final days.

“Residents have been really patient through all of this and I’m really hoping that they are able to see the benefit of this with improved traffic flow and, importantly, safety improvements,” she said. “But we should make clear that this project isn’t going to solve all our transportation problems. In fact, it likely won’t be long before the extra capacity is taken up by an increase in driving.”

The key to solving congestion, Ma said, is reducing car dependency through building complete communities and working to shift commuters to more efficient modes of transportation – walking, cycling and transit.

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