Transit could make a stop at Vernon’s new library

City council instructs staff to pursue bus service for 28th Street

Coun. Juliette Cunningham insists a bus stop is needed on 28th Street to improve accessibility to the new library.

Coun. Juliette Cunningham insists a bus stop is needed on 28th Street to improve accessibility to the new library.

Accessibility to Vernon’s new library may improve.

City council instructed  staff Monday to look into the feasibility of locating 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.”