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Paying For a Vancouver Streetcar

Gordon Price argues that the City of Vancouver should be demanding significant public amenities and benefits from the proposed BC Place casino and entertainment complex. In addition to public art, pedestrian connections and ‘green’ building design, Price states the City should demand that the development fund an extension of the former Olympic line to, at least, Pacific Boulevard. This would give the City a permanent, tangible benefit from the project and connect several major tourist destinations. As the development would benefit from having customers delivered right to its door, it should, along with other business beneficiaries, pay for the line. Price uses the Portland Streetcar as a model for his proposal.  


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Rick Jelfs

Rick Jelfs is the Secretary of Transport Action BC

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