Add buses to 49th Ave. route
Re: TransLink to tweak bus routes across Metro, April 1
I have been complaining to TransLink for years about the 49th Avenue bus, so I was elated when I saw that improvements to the route were being made. Well, April Fool’s Day prank on me. TransLink’s solution to the problem of the 49 bus boggles my mind. Shaving a few minutes off the route by avoiding Champlain Heights will do nothing to solve the real problem: too many people trying to get where they’re going on too few buses, particularly if they’re travelling east of Cambie. I can’t actually remember the last time I got on the 49 at my usual stop and it wasn’t standing room only.
It’s time TransLink did better than to put Band-Aids on the wrong wounds. They need to add buses on 49th Avenue line to keep pace with the increasing number of people heading for destinations like UBC, Langara and the Canada Line. An express bus would be a cure for what ails those of us who use the 49 bus. Cindy Heinrichs, Vancouver