It’s a looming problem for south Edmonton LRT commuters. By 2020, the lease on the Century Park park and ride will expire. The 1,300 stalls are very popular.
The land is owned by a developer and is planned for a transit-oriented development containing condos and businesses.
The city is working on a plan for an alternative site for the park and ride, with a facility further south in Heritage Valley, over four kilometres away from Century Park.
A shuttle bus service would be introduced to serve the new park and ride. It means LRT users at Century Park would have to take a bus to use the LRT if parking. Feeder bus service is proposed to be enhanced, as well.
When the LRT was planned to south Edmonton, a 1,200 stall, six-storey parkade was planned for Century Park. It was later cancelled because of rising costs, estimated to be $60 million in 2007 dollars.
WATCH: What do you think of the city’s plan for transit customers to use a shuttle bus to get from a park and ride lot to the Century Park LRT station?