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What do you think of the diesel bus service in your neighborhood?

Matt Kelly Kitsilano Resident The diesel buses I’ve been hearing recently are much louder when they’re accelerating than the buses…

By Trevor D'Arcy , in City , on October 25, 2007

Matt Kelly
Kitsilano Resident

The diesel buses I’ve been hearing recently are much louder when they’re accelerating than the buses that I’m used to hearing.

They have a much louder, like a higher pitch noise, than the standard buses we’re used to. I mean I’m hearing them in bed and I’m two blocks away from the bus stop.

Rex Casinader
Kitsilano Resident

I think the bus service is good. There are about four buses now, 4, 7, 84, and 44.

Particularly to UBC it’s good.

Except on Saturdays, Sundays; they are not that good, but weekdays they’re pretty good.

Christina Gutmanis
Point Grey Resident

I do take the bus to go downtown a couple of times a week, I usually do take a diesel bus downtown because its faster, I think there is an express bus here.

Normally from my apartment building when I have the windows closed, I can hear whether or not I have missed the bus I’m trying to catch. Which in a way is kind of strangely convenient, but also in the evenings it is extremely inconvenient when you’re trying to get some rest.

Clayton Rouse
Point Grey Resident

I think its positive.

There are express buses, that’s the one I take and I can be downtown in 20 minutes either way.

The trolley buses they tend to stop at every stop and it takes a lot longer. So for me personally, I like it.

H.L. Smith
Point Grey Resident

They make a tremendous amount of noise, fortunately there are some new electric buses, they’re much quieter.

But the diesel buses still make a tremendous amount of noise.

You’re standing in the front yard trying to talk to somebody, when some of the buses go by, you can’t hear each other.

Catherine McKenzie
Kitsilano Resident

I think as a resident, it’s a positive thing because I’m a commuter and I frequent [the buses] a lot, so its positive.

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