The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association has now officially endorsed the City’s plan to tear down the viaducts.
President Charles Gauthier says,
“A lot of the original concerns that we had about how this would actually work for accessing the downtown and around the downtown had been addressed by City staff. We in the end made a decision that this wasn’t going to impact travel times. We felt that this was going to get us much closer to providing people with opportunities in terms of getting into the downtown using various different modes of transportation, especially with the addition of the new “Active Transportation” bridge that they’re calling, that would connect the eastern part of the downtown into the downtown itself.”
The City says tearing the viaducts down will cost $200-million.