Council considers library bus stop

City receives concerns from public about accessibility to new facility

Accessibility to Vernon’s new library may improve.

City council instructed  staff Monday to look into the feasibility of a bus stop on 28th Street.

“We have had quite a few letters from seniors,” said Coun. Juliette Cunningham of the lack of direct bus service at the Okanagan Regional Library branch.

“The former library was quite accessible and now there is quite a hike (from the transit terminus at Cenotaph Park). It would also benefit mothers with strollers.”

A firm timeline for changing existing routes won’t be known until the staff review is completed.

“I’ve already started the investigation into this and a B.C. Transit planner in Victoria is working on this,” said Amanda Watson, a transportation technician.

“I hope to have an answer in a week or two.”