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Did you know new developments also contribute to local transportation improvements? Learn about this and more:

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Did you know new developments also contribute to local transportation improvements? Learn about this and more:

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    What is the status of electric ‘scooters’ and bicycles on Richmond streets AND sidewalks?

    KenS asked 4 days ago

    Per the provincial Motor Vehicle Act (MVA), electric bikes are permitted on roadways just like non-electric pedal bikes. Electric and pedal bikes are not permitted on sidewalks unless signed otherwise.

    The MVA currently does not authorize the use of electric scooters on public roads or sidewalks. The Province intends to introduce new regulations to the MVA in the near future that would allow municipalities to pilot the use of e-scooters. City staff have direction to explore a shared e-scooter system as a pilot project.  More information on the Province’s initiative is available at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/transportation-environment/active-transportation/policy-legislation/motor-vehicle-act-pilot-projects?keyword=micromobility. Thanks  -DC

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    When will the Shell Road walking/cycling trail be extended to the north arm of the Fraser River?

    KenS asked 4 days ago

    The City’s approved 2020 Capital Plan included funding for the design of the northern extension of the Shell Road Trail from the Highway 99 overpass to River Road. That work is currently underway. Funding for construction will be included as part of the City’s proposed 5-Year (2021-2025) Financial Plan, which is anticipated to be considered by Council in early 2021. Thanks. -JC

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    I'm not sure who to blame but the Brighouse Bus Mall took far too long to be operational. TransLink approved this about ten years ago. Once the property was cleared and accessible the area sat idle for at least a year and then a development permit sign appeared. After about another year they finally started work. Someone really dropped the ball here. City approvals should have been in place long before the area was cleared and available.

    wattis asked 7 days ago

    Hi, You’re correct, the plan for a future bus loop was conceptualized and made public as part of the Canada Line project, and was always anticipated to be completed after nearby redevelopment to allow for the physical siting of the loop south of the Brighouse Station.

    Working with all the variables, TransLink is ultimately responsible for the delivery of the Brighouse Station Bus Mall, including the construction and operation. With that in mind, any questions you may have regarding the construction schedule for this project can be forwarded to TransLink at https://www.translink.ca/about-us/customer-service/feedback or 604-953-3333. Thanks  -SH

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    The new bus loop is great! When I was working it was terrible transferring at Brighouse - missed so many transfers by just a few minutes waiting for lights to cross the street. I don't often take the Canada Line because getting to it is such a pain - takes more time to get from Steveston area to the Canada Line than to get downtown. Will there ever be an extension of the Canada Line to Steveston Highway - that would make it so much more accessible.

    gdn asked 7 days ago

    We are happy you think the new bus loop is great (we do as well.) In regards to an extension of the Canada Line - our City Council has expressed support for a rapid transit extension to the Steveston Village area. TransLink is currently developing its long range (30-year) transportation plan called Transport 2050. This plan will identify future expansion of the regional rapid transit network. There will be upcoming public consultation opportunities for you to offer your feedback.  More information is available at: https://www.transport2050.ca.  Thanks.  -JC