Friend of Price Tags and resident of Grandview, Gerry Stafford (who lives meters from the Broadway SkyTrain station) sends along a notice from the Grandview Wood Area Council – and a comment:
Gerry Stafford: Interesting the automatic assumption that everyone is against the towers at the Safeway site or indeed all towers. I for one am ashamed that density around one of the busiest transit hubs in Western Canada has not evolved similar to Cambie and Marine or Brentwood. Yes, this is counter to my personal interest but one sometimes needs to look at the bigger issue.
The creation of dense pods around transit results in fewer vehicles on the road, but more to the point – with the inclusion of rental and non market housing it allows the poor among us the opportunity to live in a circumstance where obtaining work is feasible. Those lucky enough to live beside a major transit hub, myself included, can get to most of the Lower Mainland within an hour’s commute by transit.
We need 21st century solutions to the current issues of pending gridlock and climate change. Densification around our transit hubs is one of those solutions.Read more »