In other transit woe-related news, I was walking along Broadway and Main St the other day, when this woman asked me to sign her petition in favour of building the UBC Rapid Transit subway. She was with Vision Vancouver.
I honestly don’t know much about it, so I just asked her the most basic questions: 1.) Where will the subway run from and 2.) How much will it cost.
OHHHH MY LOOOOORD. She didn’t even know what the train was called (confused it with the PoCo Evergreen line) and she said that the UBC line would run from Clark to Arbutus Street.
That’s the most ARRRRRBITRARY STOP I HAVE EVER HEARD in my life. Why the hell is the city about to pay near 3 billion dollars for a subway that runs to ARBUTUS street when it’s called the UBC line. Oh my god. I near damn ran out into oncoming traffic right there.
Then she was all, “oh, I really don’t know… I’ve just been doing this for the past 6 months….” i’m like ……. somebody catch me cus I’m about the faint the F out.
LADY—- YOU ARE WITH VISION VANCOUVER. YOU ARE COLLECTING SIGNATURES. Your government job salary is paying you to stand around the corner and be totally misinformed on the information that you are informing people with.
(this is why I also hate certain street activists and charity collectors omg)
And she was like “oh, do you know how many people would get off at VGH???” omg. I nearly laughed in her face cause I was like, yo lady, so donee right now, don’t even try with me right now. and ok maybe some people would get off but omg that’s probably a fraction of how many people probably get off at cambie + UBC.
I don’t know. Basically, I still don’t know much about the UBC Rapid Line, so I can’t make an worthwhile comment on it. But damn, I guess I’m not gonna get any more informed from the Vision Vancouver street team any time soon…. That’s why i’m so annoyed. The system is so broken because there’s so much lack of communication in how to spend the money and how to build/ design the thing.