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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:42 PM

Let's bring this idea back!

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:44 PM

Keep dreaming, sadly it'll be another 5 years by the time we see sky trains going to UBC.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:33 PM

Keep dreaming, sadly it'll be another 5 years by the time we see sky trains going to UBC.


20, if Surrey has it their way and gets a BRT before the most congested section of Vancouver gets an upgrade.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:04 AM

20, if Surrey has it their way and gets a BRT before the most congested section of Vancouver gets an upgrade.


Vancouver always gets the upgrades, its about time Surrey gets some upgrades. As does the rest of the Fraser Valley for that matter. I know I am sick and tired of paying more property taxes every year to Translink for a crapty ass transit system that isn't viable for me to use.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:31 AM

Vancouver always gets the upgrades, its about time Surrey gets some upgrades. As does the rest of the Fraser Valley for that matter. I know I am sick and tired of paying more property taxes every year to Translink for a crapty ass transit system that isn't viable for me to use.


Transit isn't viable with the density levels that exist out there.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:42 AM

Transit isn't viable with the density levels that exist out there.


Not true. The major corridors/city centres are quite dense. Nobodies suggesting running sky train to 152nd and 48th ave. Just because Surrey as a whole has vast swaths of farm and park land does not mean it's cores aren't dense. Scott Road, Whalley, Newton, King George, Guildford and Fraser highway for the most part (until you start getting towards Langley...and even that's changing fast) have just as much density as areas already serviced by sky train on the North side of the Fraser (and/or will shortly).

I'm not saying the UBC line shouldn't also be done - it certainly should - but you can't keep expecting SOTF residents to keep paying for transit they can't use. You have to throw them a bone.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:36 PM

Vancouver always gets the upgrades, its about time Surrey gets some upgrades. As does the rest of the Fraser Valley for that matter. I know I am sick and tired of paying more property taxes every year to Translink for a crapty ass transit system that isn't viable for me to use.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:12 PM

Not true. The major corridors/city centres are quite dense. Nobodies suggesting running sky train to 152nd and 48th ave. Just because Surrey as a whole has vast swaths of farm and park land does not mean it's cores aren't dense. Scott Road, Whalley, Newton, King George, Guildford and Fraser highway for the most part (until you start getting towards Langley...and even that's changing fast) have just as much density as areas already serviced by sky train on the North side of the Fraser (and/or will shortly).

I'm not saying the UBC line shouldn't also be done - it certainly should - but you can't keep expecting SOTF residents to keep paying for transit they can't use. You have to throw them a bone.


Surrey residents go to UBC too!

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:42 PM

Surrey Centre is dense-ish but there are still vast swaths of open space. I used to live in North surrey and still visit my parents there. Walking to transit lines even in the dense areas is a chore. Try walking from Surrey Centre mall across King George to the east to the businesses just across the way. It is at least a five minute walk to get across the street. Not many residences are within a a 10 minute walk of surrey central.

Contrast that to a neighborhood like Kerrisdale and you can walk across the street from business to business in 8 seconds. In 10 minutes you can pass many apartment buildings and condo towers. Vancouver is full of places like that.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:50 PM

Vancouver always gets the upgrades, its about time Surrey gets some upgrades. As does the rest of the Fraser Valley for that matter. I know I am sick and tired of paying more property taxes every year to Translink for a crapty ass transit system that isn't viable for me to use.


Build the UBC Line, then take all the 60-footers currently serving the 99 route and move them down to Surrey for their Surrey Ctrl-Newton-White Rock B-Line.

edit: you could probably even remove the 84 from service as there's overlap with the 44 UBC-Downtown route, and the 84's primary goal was to act as an alternate to the jam-packed 99.

Edited by Common sense, 03 October 2012 - 05:52 PM.





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