Tuesday, March 15, 2011

UBE Open house Phase 1

New Westminster, a relatively small city, with some big city issues.

This week Translink is hosting the second of a series of five workshops designed to listen to the public and gain support for the UBE (United Boulevard Extension)

Last December Translink held a few open house discussions on the same topic. Hundreds of local residents turned out to give an opinion. Since I live in Sapperton, the proposed neighbourhood to inherit the new highway extension I also attended some of these meetings.

The opinions as to what the future of transportation in New Westminster should look like differ greatly depending on who you ask.

One thing is certain, there are a lot of drivers in this city and many thousands more travel through New West on their way to other destinations.
This city is a transportation hub, with major traffic on many local streets, a busy truck route, railways, public buses and Skytrain, river transport, huge bridges, bike trails and even some walking paths.

What we want for this city and how to move people and products to and through New Westminster is up for debate, so attend one or more of these meetings and add your voice to the conversation.

Phase 1: Community Concerns and Ideas Workshops

Share your transportation concerns

Saturday, March 12, 2011 9:30 a.m. to noon

Sapperton Pensioners Hall

318 Keary Street, New Westminster

Share your ideas on the solutions

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sapperton Pensioners Hall

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