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Metro Vancouver needs better Late Night Transit NOW!
Petition Background (Preamble):
No one wants to drink and drive, yet the sky train which is our main source of public transit, shuts down at 1am! How can this be? The city doesn't shut down at 1am so why does the skytrain? There are not enough taxis or buses to get everyone home at that hour, so thousands of people are left stranded, walking the streets of Vancouver at 3am. It's not safe to have intoxicated people roaming the streets late at night, getting angry and frustrated because they can't get home. Its complete mayhem with people fighting over taxi's because they're all full.
This is a serious public safety issue that needs to be addressed. As a result of the lack of late night transit, people either avoid downtown or they don't go out to late night events which is bad for business or they take their cars and risk drinking and driving. It is not acceptable that Translink refuses to address this issue. If you agree sign the petition below.
Translink is the transit authority for metro Vancouver and it is unacceptable to leave the public stranded late at night after the clubs close at 3am. Currently the skytrain closes at 1am which is three hours too early.
The skytrain needs to run until at least 4am every night, especially on weekends. We also need more available taxis and buses in the late night hours. The city doesn't shut down at 1am so why does the skytrain? Translink will make more money from the increased number of fares at this hour, plus this will improve business overall, if people know they can get home safely they will attend more late night events.
Better late night transit will also prevent drinking and driving and increase over all public safety. Translink needs to put an end to this late night mayhem with hundreds of people left stranded in the downtown core. They need to provide safe late night public transit when the public needs it, not just when it suits Translink.
The Metro Vancouver needs better Late Night Transit NOW! petition to Translink http://www.translink.ca/en/Customer-Information.aspx was written by Corinne Lea and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: lat night transit