On September 12th, TransLink released the results of their consultation phase on the feasibility of the proposed Burnaby Mountain gondola. This phase consisted of meetings with various stakeholders and community members between May 10th and June 30th, 2011. The main method of submitting input during this phase was by completing TransLink’s feedback form which posed various questions regarding the gondola; 561 forms were submitted at the meetings, online and in hard-copy directly to TransLink.
The most compelling result of this phase, based on the results of the forms, is the response to the following question:
To what extent do you agree that this would be a good solution to solving some of the challenges of traveling to and from Burnaby Mountain?
Of the 561 responses, 75% strongly disagreed that the gondola would be a good solution to the travel challenges of Burnaby Mountain. While Citizens Opposed to the Gondola believes that community consultation on this project has been conducted poorly, the results of this report speak for themselves; the citizens of B.C. do not support spending $120+ million on a gondola on Burnaby Mountain. We call on TransLink and the Province of B.C. to act on these results by not proceeding on this project any further.