According to a U.S. travel blog, this Pitt Meadows bus stop is the sorriest in North America. (Contributed)

Pitt Meadows home to North America’s ‘sorriest bus stop’

Lougheed Highway stop gets most votes in online contest

The Pitt Meadows bus stop nominated as the “sorriest” in North America has won that dubious distinction.

In a contest of online voting, the stop along the Lougheed Highway’s westbound lane, just before the Pitt River Bridge, got the most “support.”

The contest was put on by usa.streetsblog.org and ended on Thursday.

“The horrendous bus stop on the Lougheed Highway in Pitt Meadows, just outside of Vancouver, has won our annual contest, trouncing Cincinnati in a 58-42 per cent landslide,” it said.

The stop along Highway 7 sees transit riders leap a barrier to board the bus, and was billed “a scary situation on the outskirts of Vancouver,” in earier Streetsblog posts.

There was a mitigating factor in the final voting, in that officials with the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Agency told Streetsblog that they had removed their “sorry bus stop.”

“In the end, voters spoke clearly: Vancouver, your stop is the sorriest in North America, ” wrote Gersh Kuntzman of Streetsblog.

Unlike Ohio officials, the BC Ministry of Transportation and Translink has not taken fast action to fix the stop, although these agencies have said they will be dealing with the issue.

“TransLink does not own the location of this bus stop, as is the case with many bus stops it services,” said TransLink spokesman Chris Bryan. “We work with the group which has the authority over the roads. This location is the property of BC’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. We are aware of the access concerns with this stop and are working with the Ministry to address them.”

There had been predictions the Pitt Meadows stop would win by online participants.

“There was something about Vancouver’s abomination that stood out. Maybe it was the sad guy in the white shirt. Maybe it was the ugly jersey barrier. Maybe it was just the desolation,” wrote Kuntzman.

Just Posted

Vibrant alco-inks one of many mediums for sale at club’s annual show

Garibaldi Art Club’s fall show and sale to feature 220 works of art

UPDATE: Arrest made in Maple Ridge purse-snatching incidents, another for fraud

Man and woman, both 34 and from Maple Ridge, facing charges.

Maple Ridge women’s shelter society gets a $2.1-million boost

Cythera Transition House Society gets money for 21 homes

Maple Ridge councillors named to local groups

Division of labour for new council

Clear skies for Fraser Blues Remembrance Day flyby

It was the first time the formation team flew over the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Remembrance Day ceremonies

Kuhnhackl scores 2 odd goals as Isles dump Canucks 5-2

Vancouver drops second game in two nights

Fear of constitutional crisis escalates in U.S.; Canadians can relate

Some say President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. towards a crisis

B.C.-based pot producer Tilray reports revenue surge, net loss

Company remains excited about ‘robust’ cannabis industry

Canada stands pat on Saudi arms sales, even after hearing Khashoggi tape

Khashoggi’s death at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul further strained Riyadh’s already difficult relationship with Ottawa

Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Canada’s spending on science is up almost 10 per cent since the Liberals took office, but spending on in-house research is actually down

Stink at B.C. school prompts complaints of headaches, nausea

Smell at Abbotsford school comes from unauthorized composting operation

Disabled boy has ‘forgiven’ bullies who walked on him in stream, mom says

A Cape Breton teen who has cerebral palsy was told to lie in a stream as other kids walked over him

Letters shed light on state of mind of B.C. mom accused of daughter’s murder

Trial of South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone begins in BC Supreme Court

Most Read