LETTER: New bus route serves Qualicum Beach waterfront

Re Beach bus lineup forms here (Letters, Sept. 19).

In response to the letter from Les Romanchuk, I would like to encourage all our residents to use public transit.

The Town of Qualicum Beach, the Regional District of Nanaimo and B.C. Transit are excited about the two new transit routes to and from our residential neighbourhoods in our community.

Route 97 and 98 came into service on Sept. 3. Route 98 specifically provides beach access along Highway 19A with a series of stops. These routes are operated with a smaller community bus. These additional services have the potential to contribute to a more vibrant, livable and sustainable community.

The need to realize this potential is increasingly more important due to factors such as climate change and an aging population. This would also be an option for those for whom maintaining a vehicle or the need for a second vehicle is cost prohibitive.

On behalf of council, I would like to encourage more people of all abilities to choose transit as a safe, convenient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible alternative to driving a car. Transit may also help residents to to stay in their homes longer if driving becomes a health and safety concern.

For trip-planning assistance you can call 250-954-1001 or go to bctransit.com/nanaimo/home. Bus passes are also available in Qualicum Beach at the Medicine Shoppe and the Ravensong Pool.

Teunis Westbroek

Mayor, Qualicum Beach

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