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Weekend reroutes for the Chinatown Festival and more, Sat Aug 14 to Sun Aug 15

Look out for bus reroutes for the Chinatown Festival, Cloverdale Blueberry Festival, Filipino Cultural and Street Parade and more this weekend!

Routes affected include the 8, 50, 144, 341, 159, 160 C21, C23, C36, C37, C38, and C70. See below for more details.

Saturday, August 14

Effective from 7am to 6:30pm, the Cloverdale Blueberry Festival will be held on 176A Street between 57 & 58 A Avenues. The following routes will be detoured: # C70 & 341.

Effective from 9:30 to 11am, the City of Vancouver will be hosting their 1st Filipino Cultural and Street Parade on Fraser from 33 Av – 16 Av – Quebec to St Patrick Ground. The following route will be detoured: # 008.

Effective from 12 noon to 10:30pm, the 11th Annual Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival (part of Deer Lake Concert Series!) will necessitate the closing Deer Lake Avenue from Burris to Century Park Way. The following route will be detoured: # 144.

Sunday, August 15

Effective from 6am to 8pm, the City of Port Coquitlam will host their annual Car Show on Shaughnessy Street between Wilson & Elgin Avenues. The following routes will be detoured: # C36, C37, C38, 159 & 160.

Effective from 7am to 12 midnight, Gastown will host the annual Motorcycle Show & Shine. Water & Carrall Streets will both be closed. The following route will be detoured: # 50.

Effective from 11am to 2pm, the City of Vancouver will host a Festival of India Iskcon Parade along Beach Avenue. The following route will be detoured: # C21.

Saturday August 14 and Sunday August 15

Effective all day on both days, the City of Vancouver will host the annual Chinatown Festival on Columbia Street between Pender & Keefer Streets. The following routes will be detoured: # C21, C23 & 50.

For more info…

A reminder to everyone that you can find further detail on these reroutes at the TransLink Alerts page. Or just call Customer Information at 604-953-3333!


7 Comments

  • By rubai, August 12, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

    thanks for the info, Jhen. i wouldn’t have known about the Filipino festival if it wasn’t for this blog :)

  • By zack, August 15, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

    Yesterday I stood under the blazing sun waiting for the 320. In the first 18 minutes the bus arrived but it said “Sorry, BUS FULL”. Then I waited for another blistering 18 minutes until the next bus arrived. That was a total of 36 minutes in the blazing heat!!

    While, I was relieved to have seen the bus, I was quite dissapointed that it had no air conditioning. I can’t believe that in this day and age, while the new SkyTrains have wonderful A/C systems, most if not all buses don’t have one!! How come during a heat wave, when many people are waiting under the sweltering hot sun, our buses don’t have any A/C on?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, August 16, 2010 @ 10:47 am

    zack: I’ve posted about a/c on the blog before, so apologies if you’ve read this answer already. But here’s the reasons we don’t have air conditioning on the majority of our buses:

    – It’s tough to justify the extra expense to outfit our fleet with air conditioning when super high temperatures happen so rarely in most years. Air conditioning draws more power from the engine, requiring more fuel to travel the same distance, etc.

    – Air conditioning also doesn’t really work on city routes because they stop/start so much—they open the doors frequently and basically nullify the use of the air conditioning (a/c works best when you shut all the windows/doors and isolate the interior space from the outside).

    – Air conditioning units would also require additional maintenance work to keep them in shape etc. As we have over 1400 buses, these incremental costs for installation, additional fuel, and maintenance work really begin to add up.

    I agree that it does suck to be on a hot bus though. Sorry about that!

  • By Jacob, August 16, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

    Do the Community Shuttles have A/C?
    If you look in the front, there is a small switch with Hot/Cold.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, August 25, 2010 @ 10:58 am

    Jacob: I’m told the Community Shuttles have air conditioning in the driver’s compartment, but not for the passenger compartment.

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