ANDY SINATS: BRIDGING THE GAP AT THE JOHNSON STREET BRIDGE SITE

‘FORTIN’S FOLLY’: AN EXPENSIVE NEW BRIDGE BUILT OFFSHORE…

‘would serve an obsolete transportation model’

CONSERVATION REASONS FOR SAVING THE ‘JOSEPH STRAUSS BRIDGE’

We need to value what we have and maintain our uniqueness, not buy into becoming indentured to financial aspirations and the obsolete vision of the proponents of globalization and conformity to “world class.” 
That said we have to identify Fortin and Alto as sacrificing community good to a fiscal policy and design concept that doesn’t fit its needs. 

The transportation model this design serves is obsolete.

Eliminating rail and adding a third lane for cars would increase carbon consumption and maintain the fatal logic of our automobile culture.
In any case the budget for replacement is too high compared to rational refurbishment.
Replacement doesn’t serve our needs which is why the people aren’t buying it.
Why else this extravagant and costly sales pitch, which in one guise or another has failed to convince the public from the beginning.
ANDY SINATS IS THE EDITOR OF THE B. C. ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK WEBSITE: ecobc.org
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