Tunnel fear stories are false
As a paramedic, when I need to move time-sensitive patients through the Massey Tunnel, I use the emergency lights and sirens and the carpool lanes or shoulders any time of the day or night to get to the tunnel entrance quickly where traffic is flowing as often as it does on a bridge.
If there is a crash in the tunnel, blocking it, I confirm that traffic is stopped and use the emergency lights on the ambulance again and drive in from the opposite direction of traffic flow — no cars! — to get the patients and leave.
In the rare event of a fire in the tunnel (traffic isn’t moving that fast, so high-energy crashes are rare, hence few result in fires or serious injuries), then people can move to the adjacent tunnel using the emergency exits.
None of the recent public fearmongering justifies the outrageous high outlay for a new bridge that my grandchildren will be paying for. There isn’t an infinite pot of taxpayer money. Ken Mosley, Vancouver
Paramedic Ken Mosley says he doesn’t have any problems getting an ambulance into or through the Massey Tunnel.