Friday, July 29, 2022

Renewed call for Bus Service for Cedar Village residents on Seventh East


Prince Rupert's Cedar Village Elders/Seniors residences are prepared for
Bus service, all they need is for BC Transit to swing by one day

Councillor Barry Cunningham has once again called for BC Transit to introduce service to one of the city's elders/seniors complexes, speaking at Council on Monday night of the desire of residents at Cedar Village on the city's east side for BC Transit service.

Councillor Cunningham observed that the facility already has the bus pullout in place, all that residents need now is a bus to pull in and pull out of it.

"One thing that has been brought up to me by several residents of Cedar Village is that one time there was some discussion about a bus stop there and they actually, when they paved the road and put the sidewalk in they put in a pull out for buses and it's never been done.

Quite a few of them have mobility problems and they've got to walk all the way up to Fifth Avenue East to catch the bus and they wondered if and when the could get a bus service or a bus could swing down that way on the way.

I'm hopefully going to the Transportation meeting tomorrow night and I'm going to bring that up, but I think it's something the city should talk to BC Transit about, getting a bus service for them"

BC Transit provided a Transit review in March of this year, exploring some of the options that could come to the local service in the future. 

Councillor Cunningham had noted of the call for service for Cedar Village at that time, as he noted on Monday, it may time to send a friendly reminder to BC Transit of that request.

With the city currently embarked on a Master Transportation Study consultation, the topic might be one for inclusion as part of that review.

The Councillors comments to the issue can be reviewed from the City's Video Archive starting  at the 2 hour 9 minute mark.

More notes on Monday's Council Session can be reviewed from our Council Timeline Feature.

Past Council discussion themes can be reviewed here.

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