New and Improved Transit Shelters Coming Soon to Port Coquitlam
More Port Coquitlam transit users will be able to get out of the weather this winter, thanks to 19 new and 20 updated bus shelters coming soon to the community.
The improvements are part of an agreement the City of Port Coquitlam signed with Pattison Outdoor Advertising in February.
Starting in December, Pattison Outdoor will start to install 19 new shelters at the following mutually-selected locations:
- Sherling Avenue at Hawkins Street (both sides) and at Fremont Street
- Lougheed Highway at Sherling Avenue and at Coast Meridian Road
- Dominion Avenue at Ottawa Street
- Prairie Avenue at Coast Meridian Road
- Coast Meridian Road at Lincoln Avenue (both sides)
- Wilson Avenue, west of Mary Hill Road
- Western Drive at Eastern Drive
- Citadel Drive at Pitt River Road
- Pitt River Road between Mary Hill and Kingsway (three on the north side and three on the south side) as part of the road improvements done earlier this year.
The modern-styled transit shelters will feature a transparent roof and walls and come equipped with a bench, advertising on one side, and a recycling/garbage unit with bins for refundable bottles and cans, paper, and all other waste.
Pattison Outdoor is also replacing its 20 existing shelters around the community with the new style of shelters in early 2018, at the following locations:
- Coast Meridian Road at Salisbury Avenue
- Prairie Avenue at Coast Meridian Road and at Flint Street
- Shaughnessy Street at Lions Way (both sides), Pitt River Road, Prairie Avenue, Fraser and Kelly Avenue
- Wilson Avenue, east of Mary Hill Road
- Mary Hill Road at Hawthorne Avenue
- Lougheed Highway at Hastings (both sides), Oxford Street, (both sides), Ottawa Street and Dominion Avenue
- Cedar Drive at Lincoln Avenue
- Pitt River Road at Rowland Street
The City plans to use the advertising revenue it receives from Pattison to install more city-owned and operated shelters, similar to the ones at Reeve Street at Hawthorne Avenue, and at Wilson Avenue at Shaughnessy Street (both sides). The city hopes to add one to two shelters per year to its inventory.
Manager of Infrastructure Planning
City of Port Coquitlam