Add a bus stop for Levi Creek Bus 6 into 7360 Zinnia Place

Add a bus stop for Levi Creek Bus 6 into 7360 Zinnia Place

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Grant Anderson started this petition to Zinnia Place Residents

As the parents of over 40 kids at 7360 Zinnia place we are in strong opposition to the relocation of Levi Creek Bus #6 stop 546.006/106. This is a change that negatively affects everyone involved from the parents/students at the former stop 546.006/106, to the residents and drivers at Zinnia/Dime crescent, and the bus drivers who now have to try to navigate through a road clogged with cars.

We propose instead that the stop be moved inside the townhouse complex at 7360 Zinnia place, where it is conveniently located for all, and solves the problems for everyone involved.

The first problem with this new stop at Dime/Zinnia is that it conflicts with Stopr's regulations of the distance that a child can be forced to travel to a bus stop. Students at 7360 Zinnia Place are now forced to travel up to 950 meters, which is in clear violation to these regulations. As shown on the Stopr website:

Q.    How far will my child have to walk to get to their bus stop?
A.    Maximum walk to stop distances are:

 Kindergarten 0.4 km
 Grades 1-6 0.8 km
 Grades 7-12 1.2 km

Map showing distance to new bus stop

The second problem which is already apparent, is the congestion caused by the cars at Dime/Zinnia as there is simply not enough space for everyone to park. It is causing problems for drivers who need to drive through the road, and worrying to parents who actually live near that stop and are concerned that the stop will be moved farther due to potential complaints from residents who are now inconvenienced.

The solution to this problem is very simple, those students who were at 546.006/106 should be moved inside the townhouse complex at 7360 Zinnia Place. Shown here is an overhead view of our neighbourhood. The Blue dot shows the location of the old bus stop, the Red dot shows the new stop at Dime/Zinnia, the Green dots A & B are 2 optimal spots where a new bus stop would be ideal. Either of these locations would ensure that parents do not need to drive their kids to the bus stop, and if they decided to do so, there are plenty of spaces to park without blocking the road. The bus can easily loop around at the end of the complex near Option B when exiting.

Option A:

Being that it is in the middle of the complex, this location would be most convenient in terms of distance for most of the kids. It also includes 20 parking spaces. Zoomed in view of Option A

Option B:

The bus would likely use this area to turn around when exiting the complex, and it is also a great option to use for our bus stop. It includes 17 parking spaces. Zoomed in view of Option B

Either of these locations would be a vast improvement to our current situation, and will allow Stopr to avoid future complaints from residents at Zinnia/Dime, as well as the parents and students now forced to travel there. We feel that our students should be given a bus stop that is within a reasonable distance of their home, and not in violation of Stopr’s own walking distance regulations. The streets more than wide enough to accommodate a bus; years ago there was a full sized bus that used to drive through here every day, and there was never any issue with them navigating through our streets. We have also checked with the company that owns our condominium complex, and they have told us that they have no issues with buses driving through.

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