British Columbia

Vote for worst roads in B.C. begins

The British Columbia Automobile Association is once again looking for the worst roads in the province, asking residents to vote for their least favourite stretches of pavement online.
The B.C.A.A. receives close to 50,000 roadside assistance calls a year for 'wounded' wheels (CNW Group/B.C.A.A.)

The British Columbia Automobile Association is once again looking for the worst roads in the province, asking residents to vote for their least favourite stretches of pavement online.

The B.C.A.A. hopes its third annual survey will draw attention to bad roads that lead to congestion or car damage and lead to repairs.

According to the B.C.A.A., half of the top ten problem roads from their 2011 and 2012 lists have already been improved.

Station Street, near the Greyhound bus terminal in Vancouver, was voted fourth worst road last year due to its numerous potholes and crumbling pavement – in September it was repaved.

Driver Troy Fernandes uses Station Street to get to his favourite pub. He's encouraged the survey may help get problem roads fixed.

"It got fixed yeah because of people talking about it, right? If people don't talk then how do you expect things to happen," he said.

The B.C.A.A receives 50,000 calls a year for tire-related problems alone.

B.C. residents are invited to nominate a road in most need of repair or redesign by voting online between April 29 and May 27.

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