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Video: Transit Vote Burnaby-Congestion, Health, and Livability

Metro Vancouver’s road network and transit system are currently strained and regional growth will ensure that this trend continues into the future. But what are the economic and health costs of congestion? With the transit referendum on the line, a number of potential transportation improvements could help to alleviate stress on the road network as well as offer more sustainable… Read more →

Transit-oriented development in Vancouver will ease congestion, promote health

Metro Vancouver is expected to have an additional 1,000,000 new residents by 2040. Where will they live? How will they get around? What kind of neighbourhoods will we have? And what kind of environment will we all be living in? For many years, most North American cities grew by expanding outwards, with large car-dependent suburbs consisting mostly of single-family houses on large… Read more →

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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 for the Patullo Bridge (and… Read more →

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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 said it takes them 30… Read more →