C-TRAN's Bus Rapid Transit line “The Vine” winds along a 5.6-mile route and travels from downtown Vancouver, WA, though the Clark College campus, and along Fourth Plain Blvd., before wrapping around a new terminus station at the Westfield Vancouver Mall.
The BRT station design, nicknamed “Walking Sticks,” uses angled structural steel columns to create a playful vertical back plane which supports translucent windscreens, benches, and the sloped metal roof. The 33 stations are designed to provide a high-level of passenger comfort, convenience, and safety. They reflect the character of Vancouver while keeping with the Vine’s brand identity with a translucent glowing icon that provides way finding along the corridor.
The new terminus station, the Vancouver Mall Transit Center, accommodates two BRT bays and includes six fixed-route bus bays serving existing C-TRAN routes. PIVOT partnered with engineers WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff on the project.