TransLink thinks painted lines will make waiting for the 99 B-Line more bearable
On September 2, TransLink will launch a "pilot queuing system" at the busy westbound bus stop.
"The pilot queuing system is a simple, cost-effective solution to some of the queuing issues and long lineups at the bus stop. Painted queue lines and pavement markings will direct passengers to the front, middle and rear doors. An accessibility path to the front door will be put in place for customers with disabilities," a news release issued today (August 15) states.
TransLink plans to starting painting this week. The pilot project will run until spring 2015, when construction on a new bus shelter is to start.
According to TransLink, a study it conducted in January "found that pavement markings were effective for managing the long line-ups at the 99 B-Line stop while providing clear sidewalk space for pedestrians".
B-Line riders will be able to give TransLink feedback on the pilot via an online survey, starting September 2.
The input will help inform planning for a permanent queuing system.