With population growth significantly ahead of estimates and in areas other than the traditional core, even the most basic network methodology would demand
a) diversity (New routes unaffected by risks of current routes) and,
b) resiliency (Shore up existing network and establish new routes)
Waiting until a catastrophe to take action is not only dangerous, it's no way to run a business, or in this case a province.
If this was a business customers would be suing.
And the rub is, the methodologies that created the Regional Growth Strategy could not accurately forecast population growth, despite the writing being on the wall, and created an RHS completely out of sync with population growth.
The RGS is now an outdated, miscalculated document and it doesn’t matter how many times you ride your bike around Victoria, that won’t deliver food, energy or provide an emergency escape route.
The train is also bonkers. How many people can it move per hour? Where do proponents of a train envision we build a train yard to accommodate train infrastructure? At the very least it’ll need to span 20-acres and the dollars to operate it will be massive.
Halifax, by comparison, has a far superior road network and it too is a coastal city with coastal challenges. I mean there’s even a gnarly bridge connecting PEI but we are relegated to a goat trail Malahat and told it’s perfectly fine.