Gateway describes a highway running along the river shore, having very little impact on the neighbourhood above. In fact, 75 homes will be expropriated and demolished in the Sunbury neighbourhood alone. Many others will be significantly devalued by the presence of a four lane expressway behind their back fence. If no property is taken from an owner, there is no compensation provided, regardless of the multiple negative impacts to which the property is subjected:
The bluffs as they currently exist are part of the Burns Bog / Fraser River ecosystem... A greenbelt from the Pacific Ocean to Barnston Island and beyond, providing habitat and breeding grounds and refuge for fish, birds and wildlife.