Vancouver rolling out local transit improvements in several city neighbourhoods

Downtown neighbourhoods will be able to propose improved local transit routes and services through a city consultation starting next month.

In an update to council last week on local transit improvements, city engineers reported that:

  • neighbourhoods like the West End, Yaletown, the Downtown Eastside and Northeast False Creek will be consulted this summer on their transit needs, particularly for local service to new destinations emerging east of Granville;
  • the summer closure of the 800-block of Robson will be evaluated;
  • city staff will consider extending Georgia St. bus lanes, now available on weekdays, to weekends to improve service to the North Shore’
  • the city will ensure a further 300 bus stops become fully accessible, raising the total to about 1,900 of the 2,000 stops in the city; and
  • adjustments to lane width on the 10th Ave. hill west of Alma will improve cycling safety and make it easier for cars to pass buses that are working their (slow) way west to UBC.