New Westminster thwarted in bid to shut down truck traffic

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Big trucks will continue to rumble through New Westminster.

The Board of Directors at Translink has declined the City of New Westminster’s request to get truck traffic off three major roadways, and deferred a decision on a fourth.

That means trucks will continue to use East Eighth Avenue, Royal Avenue, and East Columbia Street from Brunette to Braid Street.

A decision on Ewan Avenue is pending.

While the board gets where the city is coming from on this, it says giving the city what it wanted would have had an negative impact on the regional movement of goods, and that can’t be allowed.

Comments

    • I am very disappointed at this decision…..NW is choked with trucks avoiding the tolls…..if you think we can continue to vote in a never to rule again party like the NDP and hope the party in power will care if we are choked with trucks you are very very wrong….

  1. A 4-lane tolled Pattullo is the only way to get the container trucks back to PM bridge, where they belong! And BTW who were the morons who designed the SFPR with no direct access to #1? Is it the same “brightest and best” who overestimated the ridership on Golden Ears and PM bridge?

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