Now’s your chance to have a say in Vancouver’s next transit system, as TransLink’s rapid-transit project to the UBC moves to Phase 2. TransLink hosted a public consultation at UBC last night to present the options to residents and discuss the best fit for the community.
TransLink has published details of all seven UBC Line alternatives online, showing the potential routes, station locations and how Kitsilano’s West Broadway would be transformed.
The alternatives include two versions of light-rail transit (LRT), a SkyTrain-like rapid-rail system and a combination of the two. Also on the table are options for new and improved buses. The light-rail and bus rapid-transit systems would see the Broadway corridor undergo a huge facelift, with changes to parking, traffic lanes and station esthetics. The improved stations would also be larger and located within street rights of way, while bus and LRT lines would run in dedicated lanes.
Don’t worry if you missed last night’s consultation. Three more public consultations are planned with two in Kitsilano next week – April 5th at Kitsilano Secondary School and on April 6th at Tenth Avenue Alliance Church.
Last modified: March 30, 2011