Translink Goes Back to the Drawing Board – With the Community

We all remember last November and December when Translink consulted with the City and soon recognized residents’ concerns with the design options that were presented and potential impacts on the local neighbourhood.
Well, they heard the very vocal opposition from the community and are now coming back to find out from us what our concerns are, what our transportation issues are, and what we can suggest as possible solutions.
Apparently over the next 3 months, starting next Saturday, they want to engage in this process with New Westminster residents. The meetings will be in three phases. All meetings will be at the Sapperton Pensioners Hall, 318 Keary Street, New Westminster.

Phase 1: Community Concerns and Ideas Workshops

Share your transportation concerns: Saturday, March 12, 2011 – 9:30 a.m. to noon

Share your ideas on the solutions: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Phase 2: Initial and Refined Concepts

Discuss initial concepts based on Phase 1: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Discuss the refined concepts: Saturday, April 30, 2011 – 9:30 a.m. to noon

Phase 3: Recommended Solution Strategy

Identify the recommended solution and community mitigation strategy

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

One thought on “Translink Goes Back to the Drawing Board – With the Community

  1. The current Mayor wants this wrapped up fast as it all hinges on encapsulation of Front Street near the controversial pier park and approval for the new garbage incinerator proposal slated for the Canfor lands. The public has every right to be concerned about what the new UBE and Patullo Bridge road system will mean for New Westminster. Projections could increase from the current 500,000 to 1,500,000 cars a day if tolls are not introduced. What does this mean for quality of life in the Royal City?

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