Hold on to your compass passes, everybody! Vancouver city council has just voted in support for a SkyTrain to UBC.
The university launched an online campaign calling for a SkyTrain extension to the campus, some time ago.
SkyTrain To UBC
The vote was 9-2 with only councillors Colleen Hardwick and Jean Swanson voting against the majority.
Council votes to approve #SkyTrain as the technology to get to UBC! This is great news for #Vancouver, UBC, our core First Nations and the entire region. Kudos to Councillors for thinking long term and seizing this unique opportunity. Still much left to do – onwards. #vanpoli pic.twitter.com/pVSTJOyQcM
— Kennedy Stewart (@kennedystewart) January 31, 2019
Now it’s up to TransLink’s Mayor’s Council to make a decision.
If approved, the extension is meant to run from Arbutus Street to UBC. Residents have been reacting to the decision:
Great news for #SkyTrain to UBC! Thanks to @kennedystewart and Vancouver City Councillors for your decision to endorse #SkyTrain from Arbutus to UBC – a positive step forward for transit in our growing region.
— Santa J. Ono (@ubcprez) January 31, 2019
The #Vancouver council motion to support #Skytrain all the way to #UBC passes! Thank you to everyone who worked on this and voiced support in favour of fast, reliable and sustainable transit in this city. #vanpoli #translink pic.twitter.com/SMcLiOqyhD
— Jordan Ross (@JordanRossMedia) January 31, 2019
Just build a #Skytrain to UBC and be done with it. It’s been badly needed for a long time. Folks can fantasize about cheaper options, but it’s going to cost you more in the long run and it’s going to be slow. Not a difficult decision. #Vancouver
— Austin Neaves (@AustinNeaves) January 31, 2019
The next meeting will be held February 15th, where a final decision will take place.
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