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Comments on survey question 6
(Do you regard $1.50 for a vehicle+driver, and 50 cents for a passenger as worth paying for the convenience of a ferry-traffic-free village and a larger ferry that reduces or avoids overloads?)
- Could be a problem for those who use the ferry daily.
9/30/2012 11:01 PM
- Are Seniors still exempt as now? Seniors have already worked 45 to 50 years paying all manner of taxes to create this industrialized country.
9/30/2012 10:51 PM
- That would depend on Snug Cove revitalization. What does that translate to in $/year? What other options might there be for this type of surtax and amount of capital administered by local government?
9/29/2012 3:44 PM
- My only issue with ferry marshalling is the line jumpers. I don't mind having ferry marshalling in "the village". I don't consider it to be a "convenience" to have a ferry-traffic-free village. I dislike the wording of these questions.
9/29/2012 12:56 AM
- yes, if cost does not increase above the stated price
9/29/2012 9:52 AM
- Would actually say firm "No" (shouldn't have to say "maybe" to trigger comment box) because would not want to lose "Bowfest Field" tree buffer and compromise Crippen Park. Also, nearby residents would generally not accept the resultant and dramatic traffic pattern change. Ever!
9/28/2012 1:52 PM
- The price should be much higher. But we should not have a larger ferry. We should be reducing traffic and the number of cars on all roads in general, instead of increasing the opportunity to drive more.
9/28/2012 12:54 AM
- If this was accompanied by value add-in terms of better bus service and a really pleasant town plan designed for humans and community activities. There is no bus service to my home now, so I end up with car in cove, tempted to drive on.
9/28/2012 9:46 AM
- No comment
9/28/2012 6:22 AM
- Fares have already risen considerably over the last few years and I am not sure whether the community can sustain any further increases. High fares are detrimental not only to property values but also to tourism. When Doug Sinkinson proposed a southside terminal years ago, we were not facing such steep ferry fares as we are nowadays.
9/27/2012 9:45 PM
- only if we have a larger ferry
9/27/2012 4:35 PM
- Yes to a new ferry,but keep it where it is now.
9/27/2012 4:27 PM
- This IS NOT an unbiased survey!
9/27/2012 11:57 AM
- Trffic pattern won't work. No guarantee of a larger ferry.
9/27/2012 8:57 AM
- Even though I commute daily at the worst times, it's not the overloads that concern me as much as the risk of having only one dock on the island - especially one so tricky to get into. I'd also think we are reaching a breaking point with the honour system/common courtesy re: lineups. And clearly parking in the cove is a real headache. So while I WOULD be willing to pay it as a user fee, I really believe it's enough of a benefit to all Bowen residents that it shouldn't just rest on the commuters. That said, I also realize that we have a better chance of it being built if we don't get this decision bogged down in Bowen politics. So, ultimately I guess you could consider me a 'YES'.
9/26/2012 7:32 PM
- If I commute 250 days a year, this is an increase in my costs of$375 a year and more if my wife and kids ever commute. Forever. Not worth it. Cars are too far away from stores and coffee shops Four corners will be chaotic and street is too narrow
9/26/2012 2:46 PM
- Only if the tax comes off when the infrastructure is paid for.
9/26/2012 1:06 PM
- BC Ferries has never taxed any other community to provide terminal facilities.Extra charges may be counter productive: higher fares, fewer travellers.
9/25/2012 10:30 PM
- Ferry costs should include capital costs. It is coming to a point when cost exceeds benefit of living on Bowen and forcing people to leave and impossible to sell your home.
9/25/2012 2:06 PM
- I've never thought of the ferry traffic as a problem. The cove is less busy than most small town traffic - even with the ferry line.
9/24/2012 2:24 PM
- I love the south side option, but also have 0 faith in BC Ferries to keep their end of the bargain. In other words, they may easily destroy land/shore/marine areas during construction that they had not originally agreed to leave; they may build something other than the original plan; they may VERY LIKELY hike the surcharge to many times the original amount, and they may VERY LIKELY hold Bowen Islanders hostage, paying for a terminal that they make money off of, while giving us fewer runs, degraded service, no input in decisions, and ever-increasing fares. At this point I would prefer to see an entirely separate option for ferry travel supported, instead. BC Ferries has consistently bullied and prevented other operators from competing with similar services, while those services, if they were allowed to run large enough vessels, would provide a much more community-minded and ecologically sensitive services to much more useful areas (eg. downtown, Lonsdale Quay, Ambleside, etc.).
9/24/2012 12:27 AM
- if fares will raise further, because of operational cost etc. then no - increased fares will lead to decrease of cove traffic anyway
9/24/2012 12:20 AM
- I pay over $600/month to use the ferry. While an extra $1.50 isn't significant, I would prefer the cost not increase.
9/24/2012 12:04 AM
- What is the "South Side Approach"?
9/24/2012 9:07 AM
- It would depend on the duration of the surcharge - years or forever?
9/21/2012 6:18 PM
- I think there are 2 questions here. I would agree to the extra $1.50 for a car however I am not sure we need a larger ferry at this time.
9/21/2012 5:49 PM
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