They both agree on the need for more parking in the City Centre area, but how many stalls and where they will be situated remains in question.
Members of Coquitlam council used Monday's Evergreen Line progress update as an opportunity to question the province's desire to place 150 to 200 park-andride stalls near the Lafarge Lake-Douglas College station.
Some around the table agreed the facility should be near the college, while others suggested it be near Lincoln Station.
Many felt the projected need for 150 to 200 stalls was far too low, given the lack of bus service and connectivity in the area.
"We all know the issues around buses," said Coun. Craig Hodge. "I'd just hate to see people getting in their cars and driving past that station heading to Vancouver when we can provide them To read TransLink's Evergreen updates, scan with with a place to park."
Hodge added that placing the parking area near Douglas College would also help alleviate parking problems at the nearby Town Centre sports complex.
Coun. Mae Reid, on the other hand, preferred the Lincoln Station location to be built with the aid of the development community.
"I want to lease them some parking and I want to build that parkade," she said.
Monday's update also indicated that an extensive traffic and transportation study for Burquitlam has been completed and will be revealed in the coming months, as well the fact that a new pedestrian signal crossing has been installed at the corner of Pinetree Way and Town Centre Boulevard.
Getting to and from Evergreen Line stops was also brought up as part of a discussion centred around what's referred to as "wayfinding."
Defined by TransLink as a "system of information elements that support movement at all stages of a trip," wayfinding elements can include lighting, paving finishes, signage and other indicators for people to find their way to their destination by bike, bus, car or walking.
Mayor Richard Stewart suggested the city adopt universal signs like those found in Vancouver that point to bike routes and pedestrian pathways.
Coun. Terry O'Neill said those signs should be illustrated in ways that can be universally understood.
"They're very powerful. Everybody understands them. Certainly in our society where there's so many newcomers coming here ... these would be all the much more meaningful," he said.
The Evergreen Line is expected to be in service by the summer of 2016.
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