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West Vancouver council to vote on B-Line extension March 4

Last Updated Mar 3, 2019 at 12:39 pm PST

Proposed West Vancouver B-Line route. (Source: TransLink)

The West Vancouver Council will vote March 4 on revising the route

Public consultation on the B-Line ended on Feb. 28

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) –¬†Fierce opposition to a proposed B-Line extension on the North Shore will see the West Vancouver Council vote March 4 on revising the route.

Councillor Peter Lambur is bringing forward a motion calling for staff to investigate Park Royal as the terminus for the route originally slated to head further out to Dundarave.

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Even though public consultation on the B-Line only ended on Feb. 28, Lambur says it’s been clear that many are unhappy with the current plan.

“The interim results of either of the surveys, the numbers of letters to mayor and council, which aren’t included in these estimates, clearly point to B-line at Park Royal as the terminus,” Lambur says.

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The proposed route connects Phibbs Exchange, Lonsdale Quay, Park Royale and Dundarave, but would remove some parking spots along Marine Drive, swapping two traffic lanes for bus lanes in the process.

Lambur says his motion will also address alternative solutions for transit beyond Park Royal.

“See if there’s anything in that that is salvageable, that would help improve general traffic flow and general bus flow in West Vancouver,” he says.

Opponents of the route extending to Dundarave have raised concerns about a reduction of parking spots and less lanes for cars on Marine Drive if the plan goes ahead, and rallies both for and against the B-Line extension have happened in recent weeks.

With files from Taran Parmar, Lauren Boothby and Ashley Burr.