Well, after hearing from a very passionate public over the last month, council last night passed the following motion regarding the UBE.
North Fraser Perimeter Road / United Boulevard Extension
WHEREAS in response to concerns expressed at public consultation meetings; AND WHEREAS New Westminster City Council is concerned over intrusive impacts on residential neighbourhoods;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT TransLink be requested to continue with public consultation and planning in relation to the North Fraser Perimeter Road corridor and United Boulevard Extension project;
THAT TransLink be encouraged to seek an extension of their Federal funding grant;
THAT Council does not support Options A, B, C or D at this time, and that the City reaffirms its position regarding the entire route and mitigation of North Fraser Perimeter Road (as resolved in 2007);
THAT TransLink be requested to work with city staff and the community at large to develop alternative design options for the extension of United Boulevard and its connection with Brunette Avenue; and
THAT TransLink be requested to formally approve removal of the existing commercial truck route designation from the following city streets:
– East Eighth Avenue – McBride Boulevard to East Columbia Street
– East Columbia Street – Brunette Avenue to Braid Street.