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Comments on survey question 10

(What size of ferry, compared to the Queen of Capilano, should we have to serve Bowen?)


  • encourage foot passengers.
    9/30/2012 11:01 PM
  • Much to my dislike, Bowen Island seems to be in a big hurry to kill the tranquility citizens enjoy here and the main reason people visit. I've only just moved here as an artist looking for an excellent living and work space and tranquil community. If Bowen continues with Mega Housing Development as I experienced in Richmond, BC, will I need to look further up the Sunshine Coast to find an aesthetic and tranquil environment and community in which to best pursue Fine Art Concerns.
    9/30/2012 10:51 PM
  • Give it up or better yet, talk to Don Ho and get him to put the ferry terminal in on his property beside the lighthouse. He wants a big dock. A new ferry terminal should satisfy his desire and yours. Shouldn't stink like shit either.
    9/30/2012 3:24 PM
  • It stinks like shit David where you want to put your South Side Marshalling area. No go stinko Daveoh
    9/30/2012 9:50 AM
  • It would be good to know who is sponsoring this questionnare...
    9/29/2012 4:08 PM
  • OR - Two smaller ferries such as Bowen and Mayne Queen with staggered start times to provide longer service times and shorter waits. This could also lessen the amount of marshalling space required
    9/29/2012 1:01 PM
  • Hard to say. Maybe an option (though unlikely) would be two smaller ferries, running opposite each other. This survey is too simplistic, aimed at showing support for the south side option and nothing else.
    9/29/2012 12:56 AM
  • This survey very widely overlaps with recent FAC survey!
    9/28/2012 1:52 PM
  • Hard to say how they'd justify giving us a larger ferry, given that most runs aren't overloaded. But it would be nice to have a bigger ferry for the few times per day that it is full...
    9/28/2012 10:57 AM
  • rather have 2 small boats running more often than a bigger boat.
    9/28/2012 9:46 AM
  • Seek more energy efficient ferry, built locally.
    9/27/2012 10:43 PM
  • The Capilano would be adquate if a second vehicle level was installed on one side but double lane loading and unloading would be required to keep the present schedule.
    9/27/2012 9:45 PM
  • Better options for transit and possibility of later ferries would be necessary to keep the same size.
    9/27/2012 6:49 PM
  • Passenger ferry rather than larger car ferry.Get people out of their cars
    9/27/2012 6:15 PM
  • We believe that it is imperative that the approach from the crosswalk to the ramp be widened to incorporate an additional lane, accompanied with an small enclosed waiting room. The future of ferry usage, costs and levels of service are in limbo, let's make a few relatively minor improvements before we consider any significant capital commitments to marshaling scenarios.
    9/27/2012 4:27 PM
  • Bowen's population is not increasing; ferry traffic has actually decreased thanks to disproportionate price hikes. What possible level of insanity would lead anyone to think that we would need a bigger ferry when the present one is not often over subscribed?
    9/26/2012 7:39 PM
  • I'm torn on this one. Maybe I'm so used to the inconvenience!
    9/26/2012 7:32 PM
  • Population WILL increase with time. Overloads now make commuting for work a huge waste of time and will only get worse. Something about 150 cars will do for a good many years. Maybe only 125 for the next twenty years
    9/26/2012 2:46 PM
  • Not sure as I don't know about the overload situations that occur. Certainly not a smaller ferry.
    9/26/2012 2:22 PM
  • Whatever is reasonably needed to meet traffic.I f fares go up much more, we will get by with a smaller one.
    9/25/2012 10:30 PM
  • Better to have a reservation system, fare benefits for small cars, overhead pedestrian unloading on Bowen, and a proper drop off and bus turn around zone by the ferry in snug cove. Thanks.
    9/25/2012 9:50 PM
  • not enough knowledge to make a rational decision
    9/25/2012 7:27 PM
  • Stupid Question. Answer is obvious unless 2 ferries are planned.
    9/25/2012 2:06 PM
  • entire "survey" is so biased i think i have wasted my time participating.
    9/24/2012 10:16 PM
  • Bigger ferry = more vehicles. This is not the answer. Get people out of their cars.
    9/24/2012 2:25 PM
  • It seems fine to me. Yes it is often full, but that is a good thing - less wasted space (as you say)
    9/24/2012 2:24 PM
  • With more room for cars
    9/24/2012 12:37 AM
  • We need a small foot-passenger vessel with direct links to downtown and Lonsdale Quay. As long as we continue to enlarge the capacity of the ferry, people will continue to develop lifestyles that depend on vehicle-commuting and vehicle access to the mainland. If we change the service, some will be immediately relieved, and others will adapt. People can be much more flexible and can adapt much more quickly than the environment that BC Ferries destroys can rejuvenate.
    9/24/2012 12:27 AM
  • Question 8 doesn't work
    9/24/2012 12:18 AM
  • With an Olympic size swimming pool!
    9/24/2012 12:04 AM
  • We should get the Earl's cove ferry originally designed for Bowen
    9/24/2012 9:36 AM
  • With ongoing residential & commercial development occurring on the island, I do not see how the currently deployed ferry could manage as an ongoing and viable option. Expansion will eventually become a necessity in order to maintain the island as a beautiful option for the professional, working in Vancouver or accessibility for our children, at the secondary level.
    9/24/2012 8:53 AM
  • Could use extra car space
    9/24/2012 8:13 AM
  • 20 to 30+ car capacity should do the trick.
    9/24/2012 7:53 AM
  • Faster, 12-15 minute crossing time. Add more departure times. Have bc ferries implement better scheduling so bowen boardings are not delayed by other larger ferry routes in or detoured passengers to car deck at horseshoe bay terminal.
    9/24/2012 6:46 AM
  • with fewer sailings in the near future.
    9/21/2012 6:18 PM
  • two ferries smaller ferries. we do not need a cafeteria or fancy sitting for a 20 minute run
    9/18/2012 9:25 PM
  • Not living there all winter I do not know what thetraffic is like. QofCap does get overloaded in the summer. so maybe the larger one would be better.
    9/18/2012 6:00 PM
  • Not living there all winter I do not know what thetraffic is like. QofCap does get overloaded in the summer. so maybe the larger one would be better.
    9/18/2012 6:00 PM
  • Unfortunately I cannot be certain that fares will not have to be increased more than the currently (2012) calculated amounts of $1.50 and .50
    9/18/2012 1:33 PM
  • Island Sky, yes but not a floating barge (Century Class)
    9/18/2012 11:36 AM

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