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The referendum campaign is underway

The referendum campaign is underway

Today marked a vote by the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council to move forward on a referendum for a comprehensive transportation investment plan for the region. Pending approval (UPDATE: Minister Stone has approved the referendum ballot question) from provincial cabinet next week, the referendum campaign has begun. How did we get here? What’s in the package?...
Mending the mismatch: Boomers and Gen Ys want compact communities and transit

Mending the mismatch: Boomers and Gen Ys want compact communities and transit

Smart land use planning that integrates jobs, people, and transit, within close proximity to each other, is one of the most important factors that will positively influence economic prosperity, social equity, public health, and GHG emission reductions in Metro Vancouver. Fortunately, demographic trends reflect an increasing appetite for this type of community. Plenty of research...
Everyone relies on transit, and it’s only going to get worse

Everyone relies on transit, and it’s only going to get worse

The Mayors’ Council has released its transportation investment plan for the region, which will be put to a referendum sometime, most likely, before April 2015. What’s in the plan? Light rail for Surrey, an extension of the Millenium SkyTrain Line, expansion of bus service by 25%, more SeaBus and HandyDART hours, more bikeways, and replacement...
Greater Vancouver Gateway Council: We Need to Invest in Transportation

Greater Vancouver Gateway Council: We Need to Invest in Transportation

The Greater Vancouver Gateway Council represents the major commercial transportation service providers—via seaports, airport, railways, and marine terminals, and by truck—in the Greater Vancouver Region, as well as related international trade and tourism service providers. In the late 1990s, the Gateway Council published A Major Commercial Transportation System for this Region, in which the infrastructure...
And the survey says!

And the survey says!

In an effort to find out more about Metro Vancouverites’ experiences during their daily commutes, we asked you all to tell us what you like about our transportation system; what you don’t like; and what needs to change. There were a lot of very interesting results! Here are a few of them: 53% of respondents...