27 May '11, 7pm

Community Bands Together to Halt Freeway Expansion: Photo credit: Claus Rebler via Flickr/CC ... th.bp #green #USRC

On Thursday (May 19), a large and determined group of New Westminster residents gathered to find out what design TransLink would be pushing for the first section of the North Fraser Perimeter Road. Instead, the crowd burst into boisterous applause when Sany Zein, TransLink's director of roads, announced that TransLink would cancel the North Fraser Perimeter Road portion of the Gateway Program because local residents and New Westminster council would not support it. New Westminster residents have proved a force to be reckoned with. Mayor Wayne Wright referred to the first NFPR open house as "a donnybrook"--slang for a mass brawl. It was this outspoken opposition that forced provincially controlled TransLink to back off on the United Boulevard extension, the first phase of the NFPR in New Westminster. If they had proceeded it would have cost about $175 million for a short st...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/community-bands-t...

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