Think Royal Bay, V2V for a commuting solution
Imagine moving up to 242 ferry passengers from Royal Bay to downtown Victoria at a time.
Three high-speed return trips daily could move more than 700 passengers each way, economically and efficiently.
What an amazing impact this could have on the daily one- or two-hour Colwood crawl.
For years, the Seabus has moved thousands of passengers across Burrard Inlet daily. It is more important than ever to those growing numbers of passengers.
Further, imagine if B.C. Ferries and the provincial government invested $4.8 million for the V2V Empress catamaran, and built a temporary walk-on dock at Royal Bay.
Coupled with a Colwood, Langford and Sooke shuttle bus service to Royal Bay, it would provide urgently needed mass transportation, conveniently and economically.
And imagine the positive impact this would have on our all-important carbon footprint!
The obvious positive impact of reducing motor vehicle congestion, making it possible for cyclists and pedestrians, to safely navigate Victoria streets would be immense.
It is, however, silly of me to think provincial and local politicians who spend hundreds of millions on making it easier to move more vehicles into the already overcrowded city, would see the benefits of such a simple, economical and readily available solution.
The Colwood Crawl is not one or two hours.
700 passengers each way would have a ~ 1.5% reduction of highway traffic. Imagine that.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 08 December 2021 - 12:07 PM.