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The Facts Matter: How TransLink contributes to the North Shore, the Northeast Sector and more!

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TransLink invests in your community

Here’s another post for the The Facts Matter!

This post showcases a few regional projects, where in addition to transit, TransLink has contributed to infrastructure, cycling and roads.

This week is the North Shore, the Northeast Sector, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

Take a look at just some of the investments from 2012-2015 in these areas.

North Shore

  • Improving bike route on St. Andrews Ave (Esplanade to 23 St.) – $13,000
  • Traffic signal improvements (Mount Seymour Pkwy. at Broadview Dr.) – $75,000
  • Improvements to the Spirit Trail (Marine Dr./Orchill Rd. to Gleneagles Elementary) – $125,000

Northeast Sector, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

  • Building a multi-use pathway on 128 Ave. (210 St. to Laity St. and 216 St. to 222 St.)– $1,282,560
  • Intersection improvements (Shaughnessy St. and Fraser Ave.) – $50,000
  • Seismic upgrades to the Moody St. Overpass – $332,640

Each municipality has their own fact sheet and you can see what’s been done in, and being planned for, your community’s future.

Head to The Facts Matter page to find out more ways TransLink has has contributed to transit, roads and cycling.

You can also read all about it here in the coming weeks as well as on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by following the #TheFactsMatter hashtag.

Author: Laura Tennant


8 Comments

  • By Ric, May 19, 2015 @ 10:25 pm

    Do u think this could be a topic for the next poll on the buzzer blog?

    Do your rather have Power outlets or Wifi on the buses and skytrain or do u want both?

  • By HaveToDrive, May 20, 2015 @ 5:26 am

    When the Evergreen line opens, could the 169 be rerouted into the Cape Horn neighbourhood to reintroduce transit service to an area that lost it last year? Additionally, it would provide South-West Coquitlam with a direct route to Coquitlam Station, a trip that isn’t possible for much of Cape Horn and Maillardville at the moment. Even if the service were only during rush hours and every second trip, it would be a considerable improvement while keeping the impact to scheduling to almost nothing. Currently, customers must cross an extremely dangerous freeway ramp with very poor sightlines and high speed traffic to access the 159 in the Mayfair area… A bus that actually crosses the overpass but doesn’t have any stops on the west side where these trips originate.

    Why can’t Braid and Lougheed Stations both be Zone 2/3? Many transfers require Tri Cities residents to use the SkyTrain between these two stations and they must pay for two zones for what is a local trip that starts and ends in zone 3. The alternative to paying this premium is travelling on a bus through half the city! This change wouldn’t cost TransLink anything to implement beyond signage and amending the tariff.

    The Kiss and Ride facilities at Braid Station are woefully inadequate. Requiring people to circle the block and enter from Rousseau creates unnecessary congestion in the area. There is already an additional parking lot in place for the kiss and ride, but it’s blocked off with a jersey barrier. Why?

    The new Braid Street bridges are in place and if the weight over these bridges is no longer a concern, why not route the 791 over them instead of having them mix with traffic on Brunette and Lougheed Highway? This would save a considerable amount of time. The 791 has nearly no customers who get on or off between Braid Station and King Edward Street.

    I also fear that the Park and Ride facilities in the Tri Cities may not have the capacity to deal with the surge of new customers. Raising parking prices in response to capacity issues will drive away any new customers and punish existing customers. SkyTrain is not a premium offering like the West Coast Express and this needs to be taken into account with the park and rides. We saw what happened in South Surrey… There is more at stake here. Please don’t make that same mistake.

    It just frustrates me to see TransLink claiming to contribute to the NE Sector, but when I read the notes, Coquitlam actually received very little in the way of improvements. What happened to the potential routes that were being shown a while back? Instead of new routes, all we got were cuts…

    I hope you can pass this on to the people who need to see it. I would love to see what TransLink’s planners have to say on this.

  • By HaveToDrive, May 26, 2015 @ 3:05 pm

    I see the response I’m receiving is equal to amount of transit service I have access to. Thank you for your time.

  • By Laura Tennant, May 26, 2015 @ 3:29 pm

    Hi HavetoDrive, thanks for your patience. You’ve asked quite a few questions and I am working on tracking down the answers. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!

  • By HaveToDrive, June 18, 2015 @ 10:15 am

    After your last response, I’m still holding out hope for an answer.

  • By Laura Tennant, June 19, 2015 @ 3:50 pm

    Hey HaveToDrive, I’ve checked in about this question and we will have an answer soon. Thanks again for your patience. Have a great weekend!

  • By Laura Tennant, June 19, 2015 @ 3:54 pm

    Wait HaveToDrive! I just received a response to your question:

    Once residents in the Northeast Sector have access to the SkyTrain, there are a number of proposed changes to improve connectivity, enhance access and increase travel options. Changes are still in the planning stages, but many were part of the consultation process that concluded in fall 2014. This community input will inform our technical analysis as we make our final recommendations. Stay tuned for the final report to see recommendations for the 159 and 169.

    Your suggestions for the 791 and Park n’ Rides have been shared with our planning gurus for consideration. Making the transition convenient for new and existing for customers is important to us and we are looking at all the options.

    Have a great weekend!

  • By HaveToDrive, June 27, 2015 @ 7:01 pm

    Thanks for the update. I await the final report with eager anticipation.

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