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Vancouver businesses worry about impact of Olympics traffic plan

March 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I did not talk to a huge number of happy people yesterday in getting a response to the Olympics transportation plan. Although business owners in general are supportive of the Olympics and think it will benefit the city overall, they are not thrilled about the impact the Games may have on them individually.

Some I talked to or whom I know in my personal life are thinking of just shutting up shop for the duration. Others that are destination sites are worried that their customers from North Van or Coquitlam or wherever will simply decide not to make any trips into town for the duration. Others are concerned that people will only hear a “Don’t come into the city” message from the Olympics organizers.

You can see my complete story here from the Globe and Mail.

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