The speed bump on the Lions Gate Bridge continues to inconvenience commuters, even those who don’t actually use the crossing.
Blue Buses from West Vancouver are still running across it, but Translink buses are not, and are being diverted to the Seabus terminals.
Most commuters are taking it in stride, but Tim Sargent says the bump has been a pain for everyone in his family.
“Everybody in my household had to get up early so that we could get past the speed bump. I gotta take the Seabus to work this morning. My father has to take the second narrows bridge. Breakfast was early, I’m exhausted and I have a meeting this morning!”
He says this is more of an inconvenience than when the bridge was upgraded in 2000.
Repair work is expected to last for a few more weeks.
The province has said the 1.75-inch bump is safe to drive over, but it’s looking at alternatives.
The afternoon commute.
Some weren’t bothered by Thursday morning’s three-sailing Seabus wait…
“Did it ruin your day at all?”…”No, absolutely not… I mean, grab a coffee.”
Others didn’t quite share the same opinion. TransLink only had two Seabuses at its disposable at a time when a 1.75-inch metal plate spanning all three lanes on the Lions Gate Bridge caused traffic chaos.
“It’s very frustrating. I think it is poor management.”
What is unanimous, however, is that Seabus commuters are hoping it’s the last of the problems, now that it’s expected the Lions Gate bump fiasco is in the rearview mirror.
The issue should be resolved by Friday morning, but TransLink users say the company needs a lesson in foresight.
“There definitely needs to be advanced planning in these situations. The fact so many commuters are being affected by it is really frustrating.”
A third Seabus was put into operation to help ease the evening commute.