Re: Move to curb parking frustrates at bus loop, Nov. 15.
I just wanted to add my voice to the many who complain about the situation.
I can not reasonably avoid using the park and ride; I would love to be able to step out my door and catch a bus to connect to that loop.
Unfortunately, I live in Cloverdale and work in Richmond. This means that to get to the park and ride, I have to take an hour-long bus ride, and transfer twice.
On the other hand, if I drive to the park and ride, it takes 11 minutes from my house to waiting at the bus stop.
I have spent – literally – hours on the TransLink trip planner, trying to find alternatives to leaving on the 5:11 a.m. bus, including being willing to go backwards into Langley if there was a solution.
There is not, which means that every morning, I must drive. And as my work in Richmond begins at 7 a.m., there aren’t that many others making the same trip from Cloverdale at the same time – no carpooling option.
A more accommodating bus schedule – perhaps a route from Langley with a stop in Cloverdale on Highway 10 – would alleviate much of the congestion, I am sure.
I know of three others in the same situation – with shifts differing enough to make carpooling impossible – who would gladly leave their cars at home.
Heather Slade-Bromschwig, Surrey