Brentwood Town Centre's bus loop on Willingdon Avenue will soon be removed to make way for the proposed redevelopment at the mall.
Shape Properties has worked with the city and TransLink to provide a "more urban, on-street bus exchange approach in the vicinity" of Brentwood mall and the SkyTrain station.
This system will replace the bus loop in order to facilitate advancement of the mall' future development.
"Although the existing bus loop is functional, it does not provide a strong, desirable, multi-modal linkage for pedestrians and cyclists to access local commercial uses or the SkyTrain station," the report states. "The passenger amenities are sparse, and the link to SkyTrain is weak. These issues are also being addressed through the master plan."
The affected bus routes will not change, but all stops and layovers will occur on the streets and as close to the station as possible.
Coun. Colleen Jordan called the changes "amazing," saying, "TransLink and staff did a pretty good job."
But not all of council was as impressed.
Coun. Sav Dhaliwal was not pleased with the terminus of bus #123's route as it stops too far from the station.
He said an alternative route or stop should be considered for Halifax Street.
Council approved the changes at its June 17 meeting. Dhaliwal was the only one to oppose the motion.
For details of the report, visit www.burnaby.ca.