May 18, 2022 (extract)
Re: Transit, Parking and Transportation Infrastructure
Dear your Honours Elliott, Sturdy, Bains, and Fleming,
The confluence of rapid population growth in the District of Squamish (DOS) with a transit strike now in its fifteenth week has compelled the Squamish Chamber of Commerce (SCC), Tourism Squamish (TS) and the Downtown Squamish BIA (DSBIA) to share with you our serious concerns about the impact of transit and transportation on the local economy. The three partners urge immediate and long-term action to address critical shortfalls in the transit, parking and walking/cycling infrastructure of Squamish: a deficiency with a growing negative impact on businesses, employees and customers.
The Squamish Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the Squamish community by actively supporting business, economic growth and diversification. The Chamber takes a leadership role in advocating for the interest of Squamish business and provides member services such as networking and educational events, policy positions and partnerships with other organizations.