Yeah, this is the fear.
But what if the opposite happens - now that it is actually possible to cycle to the city, people actually will? I don't work there, so it's moot for me, but the one guy I do know who works in the city, cycles now and then, even tho it is difficult. I suspect he'd cycle given the chance.
There are some things that are tickets to the game - without, no game, with, game. We just don't know what the value of the game is, and the price of the ticket is high.
I agree that other forms of access would be preferable, e.g. tunnel. But if bridge costs $700M, wh