Here’s a new selection of readings to follow up on my first post on transit readings.
What’s in it for me? I think that’s the most common question somebody asks themselves when faced with an election or vote like we’re facing in Metro Vancouver. I personally don’t usually vote that way, but I think it’s a very relevant question for the transit plebiscite.
So how will I personally benefit from a Yes vote?
Here’s a sampling of different things I’ve read over the week with respect to the upcoming referendum.
I’m on the go everyday and so are you. I walk. I ride. I bike. I drive. It doesn’t matter how we get around, but we all want a choice. For a better choice on how I get around, I’m voting Yes to transit This is my personally created Vote Yes for Better Transit poster. Please feel to share if it strikes a chord with you. Or take the idea and create a similar poster of your own. We … Continue reading I’m on the go everyday and so are you.
Next to the Surrey LRT project, this is the next largest of the planned transit projects in the Mayor’s Council plan. This is also the planned project with the most profound effect on how I personally travel in my daily life and it will have a huge effect on my workplace in Kitsilano.
Broadway SkyTrain Extension
Here’s the last of the planned B-Line buses slated to start service between 2020 and 2025. For this B-Line, we return to Vancouver proper. This time, it’s one of the busiest routes in the system that gets an upgrade to B-Line status.
Commercial/Victoria Drive B-Line
The #20 Victoria bus is one of the busiest routes in the system. The #20 already uses the double-length articulated buses with trolley wires. However, the frequency of the #20 is a little wanting, especially in the evening. I’ve been caught a few times where the next #20 at night is 15-20 minutes away. If the bus came more frequently, then I wouldn’t have to brave a cold wet midnight walk from the bar to the SkyTrain at Commercial and Broadway. A more frequent bus service would be great for the evening and late night patrons along The Drive. Continue reading “Transportation and Transit Plan 14 – Commercial/Victoria Drive B-Line”
Waiting sucks. Line-ups suck. Crowded trains suck. Being stuck in traffic sucks. I think this strikes a better chord with people than the official Yes campaign’s numbers and facts. The man says just vote Yes! Continue reading This Sucks Vancouver! (video)
When the Surrey LRT is completed, the #96 B-Line from Surrey Central to Newton Exchange will no longer be necessary, but modifying the B-Line to run all the way to White Rock from Newton would make perfect sense.
Newton to White Rock B-Line
With the Evergreen Line coming into service in the Fall of 2016, the TriCities of Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam are going to enter a new era of transportation choice. However, communities just a little further east will need to be connected to the new SkyTrain ending in Coquitlam Town Centre. Enter yet another B-Line
There are more B-Line buses slated to start service between 2020 and 2025.
Coquitlam Centre to Langley (via Ridge Meadows) B-Line
This will be another monster B-Line when it comes online after 5-10 years of a Yes vote on the impending Transportation and Transit Plebiscite. It covers up to 6 municipalities depending on the exact alignment of the route.
The B-Lines just keep on coming. Here’s the 8th of 11 planned B-Lines that are planned for the region
Lynn Valley to Downtown Vancouver B-Line
This is the third of three planned B-Line express buses for the North Shore. The first is the Phibbs Exchange-Dundarave route and the second is the Capilano University-Metrotown. The third is this Lynn Valley to Downtown route. Continue reading “Transporation and Transit Plan 11 – Lynn Valley to Downtown Vancouver”