What are the Olympics traffic lessons?

A CBC interview in which I said once more what I have been saying for months — that it’s time to consider the possibilities of a new north False Creek neighbourhood with good traffic links where the Georgia Viaduct now stands — has provoked an uproar from CBC News readers.

Missing from the debate is the hard information the city needs to gather in the coming months as part of a study of the viaduct’s future. In the meantime, I hear anecdotally that neighbourhoods east of the viaducts are much calmer, as might be expected.