Open house for Burnaby Mountain transit exchange

Open house for Burnaby Mountain transit exchange

SFU staff, students, residents of UniverCity and other interested parties: come to an open house on Wednesday and bring your thoughts about the future of the Burnaby Mountain transit exchange!

TransLink, SFU and the SFU Community Trust are launching a study to consider the redevelopment of the exchange. With the introduction of the Vancity U-Pass in 2002 and the SFU Community Pass in 2006, transit use has increased significantly and the current exchange at the top of Burnaby Mountain needs to be expanded. And with projects like UniverCity and the SFU Town Centre redevelopment, the SFU area has seen increased growth and more diverse land use.

We’re hoping to create an exceptional urban environment that supports the community’s commitment to sustainable planning, and encourages commuters to choose transit as the preferred mode of travel. We want the hub to be attractive, safe and functional, respecting the campus’ inherent character as well as the urban context of the area, and meeting the needs of the people now and in the future.

So if this affects you, come to the open house—your opinion is crucial to the development of the plan and we want to hear from you. The open house is on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Blusson Hall, East Campus Road at University High Street. Two sessions will be held: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

At the open house, you’ll get a glimpse of the future of the SFU area, and an opportunity to comment on preliminary plans for a new Burnaby Mountain transit exchange. Plus, you can find out a more about the planning and design process behind the plans. We hope to see you there!