Friday, May 20, 2011

Carefree? OMG!

Wow.

I couldn't make it to Translink's last "report out" session regarding the UBE, but I met friends coming out of it just as it was ending...and we went for a celebratory beer at the Fireside Pub (karaoke, anyone?).

The long and short of it is that Translink backed away from the UBE. It is no longer up for consideration. That, and the whole North Fraser Perimeter Road. Gone. Not on any planning radar.

Apparently the main reason was that there was no community support.

They listened. I had not expected them to do this, but they did. My faith in Translink has been somewhat restored.

But the real work, of creating a forward-thinking transportation plan for New Westminster, now needs to start in earnest.