Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Getting to Whistler: Time for an Alternative Route?

Highway 99, the only direct route to Whistler, is currently blocked do to a large rockslide between Lions Bay and Squamish.If this happens during the 2010 Olympics, it'll be a disaster. Thinking to the future, perhaps it's time to pave another route, a dirt road that emanates from Harrison Hot Springs and heads up to Whistler. I don't know if it goes all the way but it definitely goes a long portion up there. Imagine the beautiful vistas that will be opened up to the general public along Harrison Lake!


johnschochet said...

Perhaps a train along that alternate route would be the better solution. Two train tracks take up much less space than a modern road, so the construction is lower impact, trains use far less energy per person than cars (or buses), and there's no real need for a car once up in Whistler.

Riley Forman said...

There is a great alternate route to whistler through Hope BC and the Fraser Canyon

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