Here we go! We are now starting to see bumper-to-bumper traffic along our alternate routes to the now-closed Dunsmuir and Georgia viaducts.
Hastings and Pender streets were so heavily congested yesterday that TransLink had to “short turn” some of their buses and complete routes using community shuttles.
I’m not sure if people are thinking that traffic has been light lately and are jumping in their cars again, but it’s busy.
There are a lot more people already here for the Games, and that will only increase between now and the opening ceremonies Friday.
Translink is adjusting swiftly, though, and moving passengers well through clogged areas.
Three SeaBuses are in service between 10 a.m. and 12:01 a.m. West Coast Express is also accommodating extra foot traffic by extending its service schedule. Longer SkyTrains and more buses are also helping.
Despite what people are saying, the Stadium SkyTrain Station will be open during the opening ceremonies dress rehearsal and the duration of the Games. For more information, check out translink.ca.