No Tolls on The Bridge!

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Proposed Low Cost Version of the CRC I-5 Project negates the need for tolls
Facts:
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Approximately 81,000 people make round trips across the river each day in cars.
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Approximately 150 people make round trips on bikes each day
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Approximately 1650 people, per day make round trips on transit.
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Light rail IS NOT REQUIRED by any government agency.
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High transit usage projections rely on Vancouver population density increasing due to development caused by light rail.
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We DO NOT have to build the whole proposal - the elements are separable.  
How to Save $2,000 - $2,300 Million and Not Need Tolls:
Just Solve the Problem!

PDF of this page and accompanying Map

Build South Bound highway bridges for 81,000 daily users.
Build North Bound highway bridges for 81,000 daily users.
Build light rail for 1650 daily users (and hoped for future users.)
Tear down current bridges  (Use for Northbound traffic)
Rebuild SR-14 intersection in Washington. (partial rebuild only)
Rebuild 3 interchanges in Washington.
Elevate Hayden Island section.
Rebuild 1 interchange in Oregon.
Elevate the freeway through Hayden Island.
Add 1 lane Victory Blvd across bridge
Extend Marine Dr. & Hayden Island add lanes across bridge
Run ordinary buses in general purpose lanes.

Option A:  Supplemental Bridge - about $550 million

Option B: Replace existing bridges - about $850 million

Build South Bound highway bridges for 81,000 daily users.
Build North Bound highway bridges for 81,000 daily users.
Build light rail for 1650 daily users (and hoped for future users.)
Tear down current bridges (or keep for local usage)
Rebuild SR-14 intersection in Washington.
Rebuild 3 interchanges in Washington.
Elevate Hayden Island section.
Rebuild 1 interchange in Oregon.
Elevate the freeway through Hayden Island.
Add 1 lane Victory Blvd across bridge
Extend Marine Dr. & Hayden Island add lanes across bridge
Run ordinary buses in general purpose lanes.

Crossed out items can be constructed if the need ever gets to the point of justifying the costs. See the map page for cost estimates of each element.

 

The CRC project seeks to address six problems:
1. Growing travel demand and congestion.
2. Impaired freight movement.
3. Limited public transportation operation, connectivity, and Reliability.
4. Safety and vulnerability to incidents.
5. Substandard bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
6. Seismic vulnerability.
The Current CRC Proposal ($2,888 million):
Build South Bound highway bridges for 81,000 daily users.
Build North Bound highway bridges for 81,000 daily users.
Build light rail for 1650 daily users
Tear down current bridges
Rebuild SR-14 intersection in Washington.
Rebuild 3 interchanges in Washington.
Elevate Hayden Island section.
Rebuild 1 interchange in Oregon.
Elevate the freeway through Hayden Island.

Overview      Key features      Option A      Cost      Option B      Cost    Tolls?