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Old Posted Aug 21, 2009, 6:47 AM
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As I said before, increasing Sea bus service either through faster sailings (if financially feasible) or an increased frequency in sailings, is the best bet for the North Shore. Perhaps an better que-jumping bus/HOV lane for the Lions Gate as well. There was at one point talk of a San Fran like street car up Lonsdale as well. A train of any kind across Burrard Inlet is too expensive for the limited population and difficult geography.
Which makes the recent TransLink musings about taking one of the Seabuses OUT of service even more perplexing and bizarre.
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2009, 6:48 AM
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^ likely to entice North Shore mayors to vote for Translink's $450-million tax hike to support its transit expansion projects, among them being the third Seabus in service.
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As I said before, increasing Sea bus service either through faster sailings (if financially feasible) or an increased frequency in sailings, is the best bet for the North Shore. Perhaps an better que-jumping bus/HOV lane for the Lions Gate as well. There was at one point talk of a San Fran like street car up Lonsdale as well. A train of any kind across Burrard Inlet is too expensive for the limited population and difficult geography.
Well, there are two initatives in the Lions Gate Bridge area that could pave the way for this. For one, they are replacing the old two-lane Marine Drive bridge across Capilano River. More interestingly, there is a study that is attempting to improve connectivity between the Lions Gate Bridge, and the Upper-levels highway. One of the options involves constructing a connector road to link the bridge traffic directly to Taylor way, thus bypassing the Marine Drive - Taylor Way intersection (with a new bridge over the Capilano River), so to take some of the stress off of Marine Drive. These two projects coupled together could certainly improve transit access to the bridge.

http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/publications...ment-Final.pdf
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A dedicated transit lane from Marine to Welch with its own ramp up to the Lion's Gate Bridge would be great, inexpensive and pave the way for LRT/trams across the bridge.
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