Convenient and attractive public transit is critical to creating a vibrant and sustainable community. Public transit can offer competitive travel times compared to other modes of travel, move more people, and reduce impacts on the environment and congestion on the roads. – Master Transportation Plan
New Westminster is one of the heaviest users of transit in the region. Convenient access to five SkyTrain stations, over twenty bus routes and a number of Frequent Transit Networks—linking the city to other parts of the region—has resulted in high transit mode share (31.4%) in the dense, walkable neighbourhoods such as Downtown, Sapperton, and Uptown areas. New Westminster is increasingly becoming an accessible, environmentally-friendly and connected community. More transit use benefits economic efficiency, public safety, and community connectivity, and helps to reduce pollution and traffic congestion.
Transit is part of New Westminster’s multi-modal transportation system and the City advocates for the development and operation of transit services to compliment land-use patterns and community aspirations. To best meet the needs of the community, the City works closely with TransLink on matters influencing current and future services.