Keep Vancouver Skytrains open until 3:10 am on weekends
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Currently, Metro Vancouver has 2.464 million residence. Vancouver is one of the only major metropolitan cities who has their last trains depart early as 1:25 am on weekends. All of the last Sky-trains leave waterfront before 1:25 am on weekends despite clubs and bars running until 3 am. 1:25 am for a last skytrain is not late enough for many people trying to get around this city. With expensive cab rides many choose to drive home drunk. Others take the dreaded night bus. Voting for this petition is for extending the last skytrain (from water front) time to 3:10 am.
The city would have many benefits if this was implemented:
- This will reduce the amount of drunk drivers. Taxis to anyone coming home past 29th ave from downtown can cost easily upward from 20$. Taxing to Surrey can cost over 60$. Naturally people will try to avoid paying this even if that means driving home drunk. Giving people the option to sky train home will reduce the amount of drunk drivers.
- People will be able to get home safer and easier. They will be able to avoid the dreaded night bus. Also the reduced amount of drunk driver makes the streets safer. More people will be encouraged to take public transit.
- This will help the downtown social scene flourish. When coming home at night becomes easy and accessible people will go out more. More people out will help businesses downtown and around the city.
Having the last trains leave waterfront at 3:10 am on weekends will greatly benefit the city. This petition is not asking for much, the time the skytrains open and close can stay the same on week days. We ask for less than two extra hours, two times a week of skytrain activity. This is not much, for the benefits that the 3:10 am last train will bring.
This petition is for translink or any governing body that has the power to influence translink. For more info on skytrain times visit the link. Please, tell use how changing the skytrain time on weekends to 3:10am will benefit you or how you?
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See this link for more info on time schedules http://tripplanning.translink.ca/hiwire?.a=iScheduleLookupSearch&LineName=999&LineAbbr=999
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