I read with interest your story on the bus stops that are not well-lit or are near wooded areas. Well, I have a complaint about the Sperling Burnaby Lake SkyTrain station.
When I still worked downtown, I would have to close some nights so that meant I wouldn't get to Burnaby Lake until around 11 p.m. I still had to take the 134 Lake City bus to get home and almost every night I did that I was the only person waiting for a bus.
Even SkyTrain was few and far between and hardly anyone ever got off to wait for a bus; sometimes I would wait close to an hour if I had just missed my bus.
There was no security ever; I don't have a cell so when they took the payphone out I couldn't even call 911. Most times, my husband would pick me up as even as early as 7 p.m. the place was deserted.
There is nowhere to run to for help either, there is just Saputo and a Chevron across the street but the stop for the 134 is the furthest from the station. In the years that I have lived in Burnaby, I have never seen any security there but I have seen lots of homeless and people drinking or doing drugs.
This has got to be made safer; you can't even walk to Bainbridge as that's not safe either. You have a huge unoccupied lot going up one side and the other side is all bush. TransLink has to start thinking of the safety of its riders.
Fran Reinfjell, Burnaby