Build the Skytrain to UBC!
This Spring Vancouver City Council will vote on a proposed route to extend the Broadway SkyTrain to the University of British Columbia (UBCx).
The Broadway corridor sees up to 57,000 bus riders per day, and is the busiest bus route in North America.
Extending SkyTrain to UBC will help to eliminate congestion (estimated 3,000 cards daily), encourage commuting via public transit, decrease the number of cars on the road, help meet emissions reduction targets, improve accessibility, and shorten travel times.
UBCx will also have broader benefits derived from connecting UBC with large employment centres, Vancouver International Airport, and large portions of Metro Vancouver.
The extension to UBC has the support of all three host nations; the Musqueam Indian Band, the Squamish Nation and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. It’s time for the city to step with its support, and help make this happen.
VDLC is writing to mayor and council, urging them to approve the UBCx route.
Mayor Stewart has already been vocal in his support for the route, and is hosting a petition calling on council to say yes to the extension.