Help bring a gondola to SFU

A decision on a gondola for SFU will be made soon. Speak up and let people know why you support the Burnaby Mountain Gondola.

 

Show your support

A gondola is the right choice for SFU and the best sustainable transportation option for our environment.

We’re closer than ever to bringing the gondola to SFU, but we need your help.

Tell a classmate, colleague or friend about why SFU needs a gondola.

Join the conversation by following @SFU on social media and show your support by using #BurnabyGondola.

Local community shows
strong support

TransLink recently asked people what they thought of the Burnaby Mountain Gondola. 13,000 people took the survey and the result was overwhelming: 84 per cent of respondents support the Burnaby Mountain Gondola.

Support was strong from within Burnaby and beyond, and from students and non-students alike.

31 representatives of local businesses, unions, non-profits and community organizations have also re-affirmed their strong support for the gondola by signing on to an open letter.

We're closer than ever to bringing the gondola to SFU, but we need your help.

Voice your support using #BurnabyGondola on social media.

three reasons to support the gondola

 
REASON #1

Better for the
environment

By eliminating 50,000 hours of diesel bus operations, the Burnaby Mountain Gondola would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1,700 tonnes per year. Source: 2018 feasibility study.

REASON #2

More Cost Effective to Operate

The Burnaby Mountain Gondola will cost less to run than the current fleet of diesel buses, saving taxpayers $35 million over a 30-year period, and 26 buses would be deployed to other communities in the region. Source: 2018 feasibility study.

REASON #3

More reliable transit all year round

At peak hours, students can see up to four buses travel past them, doubling the length of their journey up and down the mountain. In winter snow storms, bus service can be halted altogether. The Burnaby Mountain Gondola would reduce ride time for students, faculty, staff and visitors who commute to Burnaby Mountain from across the Lower Mainland—even in the snow. Source: 2018 feasibility study.

Give Students a Lift

Tell a classmate, colleague or friend about why SFU needs a gondola and show your support using #BurnabyGondola on social media.

 

shorter, more
reliable commute

3,000

PEOPLE/HOUR

The Burnaby Mountain gondola would carry as many as 3,000 people per hour

1/2

THE TIME

Commuters from Production Way would see their ride time cut in half

26

FEWER BUSES

It would free up 26 buses that could go to more suitable routes in Metro Vancouver

What People Are Saying

Hear what students and local residents are saying about the Burnaby Mountain gondola

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More questions about the gondola?

In 2017, TransLink planners studied the issue on Burnaby Mountain and found a compelling case for replacing the current diesel bus service with a Burnaby Mountain Gondola alternative. To learn more about the findings, read the feasibility study.

Ways to show your support

1.  Post about why you support the gondola on social media. Be sure to use #BurnabyGondola and tag @CityofBurnaby, @Translink and @SFU.

2. Share this website with a friend or family member and encourage them to show support too!

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