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Seymour Bay passenger dock an alternative worth thinking of
To the editor:
Re: Ferry access an issue
Thank heavens for the Experience Card which, according to Adam Holbrook, is used for a whopping 86 per cent of travel to the island.
I thank him for his excellent work as chair of the BIM Transportation Advisory Committee and for the comments on our life line to the mainland.
It is rather apparent to anyone who is in a business on the island that relies on both locals and on non-locals (aka tourists) that higher fares are both economic and psychological factors which discourage ferry use.
I certainly know that the golf course suffers from the combination of high fares and the lack of a land taxi or scheduled bus service to Cowan Point/Seymour Landing/the golf course.
As to Adam’s suggestion that “alternatives for getting on and off the island are needed”, I could not agree more.
I have long been of the belief that a foot passenger only dock is required at Seymour Bay which is a geographically and operationally logical location for such a public amenity.
A Seymour Bay to Coal Harbour/False Creek run makes so much sense, then we could justify regular bus service to this area as many on the island could bypass the ferry for a scheduled water taxi to and from the island.
It is an alternative definitely worth thinking about.