Translink has proposed a new B-line express bus that will enhance east-west transit options on the North Shore. The B-line, which would run from Phibbs Exchange to Dundarave, will provide efficient and dependable service to North Shore commuters every 8-15 minutes, from 6am - 1am, seven days per week.
The line could increase capacity for 2 million people per year to traverse the North Shore on public transit, reducing the number of cars on the road and congestion as a whole across the region. It's win-win-win for drivers frustrated by the current gridlocks, students and workers who rely on transit, and the climate solutions movement as a whole, as strengthening public transit is one of the best ways our cities can reduce their emissions.
In order for the B-line to get the green light, all three major North Shore City councils must give their thumbs up to the project. While the City and District of North Vancouver are already on board, West Vancouver won't make their decision till April, and much hangs in the balance until then.
The B-line is a crucial step to a more liveable, accessible, and climate-friendly North Shore region both for local residents, and for the many other Lower Mainlanders who form a vital part of the North Shore economy. Here are some ways that you can get involved:
1) Write to West Van City Council and tell them why giving a green light to the North Shore B-line matters to you. You can email them at mayorandCouncil@westvancouver.ca or post a letter to
Mayor and Council
District of West Vancouver
750 17th Street
West Vancouver BC V7V 3T3
3) Sign the petition, and add your name to the thousands of North Shore residents who want to stand up for equity, accessibility and climate action.