Its not all about where people live, it is about where they work too. I'm pretty sure the workers on their bikes are having an easier time of getting to and from the jobs in the hinterlands now that there is a road.
The beach is no longer being churned up by bikes and motorcycles which is nice for people and mother nature.
Fewer boats being used as cars means less congestion and contamination of the sea and more space for recreational enjoyment in safety and peace.
Not sure what I think about that big hole, but Katie sums up the situation well in her comment.