To Members and Friends of the CCB BC-Yukon Division,
Hello, some important information for your consideration.
First, during a recent meeting of TransLink’s Access Transit Users Advisory Committee, opinions were sought by Brian Patterson, Consultant with Urban Systems and his team who have been retained to assist TransLink, BC Transit and the BC Ministry of Transportation to help in developing design guidelines relating to “floating bus stops.” Floating bus stops are best described as a transit stop whereby passengers must board or disembark the bus onto a concrete median and then cross a dedicated bicycle lane to gain access to the pedestrian sidewalk. there is now a survey up and running to gather feedback on floating bus stops adjacent to bike lanes. The survey is open until February 14, and the project team would appreciate your feedback. This survey is open to every public transit user in BC as the final design guidelines will likely be adopted by TransLink and BC Transit; the latter operating throughout the province.
Design Guide for Inclusive Bus Stops Next to Bike Lanes Survey (surveymonkey.ca
Second, our next Division Call In is Thursday February 16th at 10:00am where Deafblind Community Services Manager in BC Janine Tucker will be sharing information about Deafblind Community Services and about the community they support. Janine has worked for Deafblind Community Services since 1995, starting in the role of intervenor and working in various positions throughout the years, most recently being hired as the manager in BC to start the program in this province. Janine established the emergency intervenor service in Ontario in 2016 and was responsible for this service up until she relocated to BC. Janine also worked as a professor at George Brown College in their intervenor program teaching the Acquired Deafblindness course alongside an instructor who was Deafblind.
And third, your next Outlook Newsletter will be coming your way in early March and we are now taking submissions until Friday February 24th. Your contributions are appreciated.
***Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)
PO Box 531, Postal Station Main
Chilliwack, BC V2P 7V5
Thanks and gratitude for your consideration of these opportunities to be involved.