TransLink installing 2-metre spaced decals at bus stops for physical distancing

Mar 27 2020, 11:06 am

As another measure to promote physical distancing, TransLink is in the process of installing decals, spaced two-metres apart, on sidewalks of bus stops.

This provides passengers with a visual marker on how far apart they should be standing from other passengers in the queue for a bus. The first of these decals were installed at the 99 B-Line bus stop at Commercial-Broadway Station.

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Physical distancing markers at the 99 B-Line bus stop at Commercial-Broadway Station. (Ben Murphy / TransLink)

Over the past few weeks, the public transit authority has taken a number of actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including limiting seating capacity on buses by 50% and eliminating standing capacity starting next week, as well as a rear-door bus boarding policy to provide more space between the driver and passengers. Free rides are also in effect on buses to allow for this new boarding policy.

TransLink is also implementing enhanced cleansing and disinfecting measures for all buses, trains, and stations on a daily basis.

Although it is now operating with reduced frequencies and capacities, Metro Vancouver’s public transit system is still a vital service for essential service workers, including hospital workers and grocery store staff.

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Physical distancing markers at the 99 B-Line bus stop at Commercial-Broadway Station. (Ben Murphy / TransLink)