To the editor:
Re: "Light rail along 16th better than $3 billion subway," Letters, Dec. 21.
Up to a point I agree with Jim Burgner that there should be a light rail line to UBC starting at the VCC station just west of Clark Drive. It makes sense to use the existing tram line alongside West First Avenue to Granville Island. However, I think it would be better to continue on West Fourth Avenue to UBC (basically the route of the #84 bus).
The city's plan to spend nearly $3 billion on a Broadway tunnel ending at Arbutus is pathetic. I don't think it would ever get built - too expensive and only gets halfway to its goal. Twenty years from now we could still be talking about the Broadway line and still have huge diesel-spewing buses thundering back and forth from UBC to Commercial.
The city should look at light rail, on Fourth or 16th, or wherever. These may be imperfect choices, but affordable. The Broadway line makes no sense.
Lynn Kisilenko, Vancouver