I’d gladly leave my car at home

Editor:

Re: Move to curb parking frustrates at bus loop, Nov. 15.

Editor:

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

 

 

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