Local Resources




The Burnaby Transportation Plan

The City of Burnaby 
This Plan sets the direction for transportation in the City in both the short and long terms, and includes goals, policies and programs to guide the development of the transportation system in the City. The current plan was created in 1995, with periodic updates since then. It includes walking, cycling, goods movement (trucks), high occupancy vehicles, and cars. The plan is guided by a transportation vision, seven goals to guide all actions in transportation in Burnaby and 37 implementation policies.


The City of Coquitlam: Strategic Transportation Plan

Urban Systems
The Strategic Transportation Plan (STP) serves as a road map for Coquitlam’s Transportation System. It outlines high level transportation policies and potential improvements for all types of travel for the next 20 years and beyond. The STP has been recently updated taking into consideration changes in the regional context. This process involved much public consultation over the past 24 months and is now complete. The plan was adopted by Council in February 2012.


The City of Langley: Master Transportation Plan

City of Langley
The MTP is designed to provide the City with a clear vision of a multi-modal transportation system that will serve the entire community over the next 20 years or more. The Plan also provides a “map” on how to get there through a staged implementation plan of priorities.


The City of North Vancouver: Long-Term Transportation Plan

Urban Systems
The City has chosen to develop a new sustainable, multi-modal Transportation Plan to serve as a “road map” for the next decade and beyond and to help it achieve many of the long-term goals and objectives outlined in the OCP. Implementation of the Transportation Plan will directly and indirectly help the City to achieve goals outlined within each “Policy Path” in the OCP and to move toward its overall Community Vision.


The City of Pitt Meadows: Transportation Master Plan

Urban Systems
The Transportation Master Plan will provide direction on how the City can achieve better transportation facilities for present day use and upcoming years and will be a balanced and multi-modal plan, guiding the development of the roads, transit, walking, and cycling networks. The Transportation Master Plan will build on the City’s 2012 Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan, and will be integrated with other related current studies, including a Parking Strategy and Official Community Plan Update.


The City of Port Coquitlam: 2013 Master Transportation Plan

Urban Systems
This process of updating the MTP is important to ensure that transportation investments work towards achieving this strategic vision and community goals, and to make the best use of available resources. In order to provide the City with clear directions and priorities, the 2013 MTP will provide the City of Port Coquitlam with a clear vision of the multi-modal transportation system to serve the residents and businesses of the community into the future.


The City of Port Moody: Master Transportation Plan

The purpose of the Master Transportation Plan Study is to provide the City of Port Moody with a reference document that can be used to prioritize the actions that the City should undertake in order to maintain and/or improve the mobility of travelers within the road and cycling/pedestrian networks. The plan also addresses transit issues and improvements based on the information provided in TransLink’s recent Northeast Sector Area Transit Plan.


The City of Richmond: Creating a Transportation Vision

The City of Richmond 
The Transportation Vision for the City Center should support the goals and objectives of the CCAP for Richmond’s downtown area and help shape the nature of travel choices being made in the future. The transportation system improvements will support a change in lifestyle where one can live, work, shop, and play in a sustainable urban environment.


The City of Surrey: Transportation Strategic Plan
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The City of Surrey
The Transportation Strategic Plan is the City’s long range planning document that sets out the vision, objectives, proposals and priorities for transportation in Surrey in the future. It also shows how transport, in its widest sense, has a part to play in key policy areas such as the environment, land use, economy, safety and health.


The City of White Rock: Strategic Transportation Plan
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Urban Systems 
The Transportation Strategic Plan is the City’s long range planning document that sets out the vision, objectives, proposals and priorities for transportation in Surrey in the future. It also shows how transport, in its widest sense, has a part to play in key policy areas such as the environment, land use, economy, safety and health.


The District of North Vancouver Transportation Plan

The District of North Vancouver
The District of North Vancouver’s Transportation Plan endeavours to address residents’ desire to make the District an even-better place to live with plentiful options for walking, cycling, taking transit, and safe driving.


DVBIA Role in Supporting Transit Expansion in Metro Vancouver

City of Vancouver
Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) document their role in supporting transit expansion in Metro Vancouver in a Powerpoint presentation.


The Maple Ridge Plan: Chapter 7 Transportation

The City of Maple Ridge
The District of Maple Ridge is currently in the process of updating the Strategic Transportation Plan. The District’s existing Long-Range Transportation Plan was developed in 2003. Since the existing Transportation Plan was adopted, there have been a number of changes to land use patterns and the transportation network within Maple Ridge and the surrounding area such as the Golden Ears Bridge and Pitt River Bridge.


Mayors Council on Regional Transportation: Position Paper on Translink Funding The City of Surrey
This is a position paper by Mayor’s Council on the issue of regional transportation (funding TransLink).


Provincial Transit Plan Ministry of Transportation
and Infrastructure 
Premier Gordon Campbell and Minister Kevin Falcon announced the Provincial Transit Plan in Vancouver on January 14, 2008—a new strategy to double transit ridership by increasing travel choice for people around the province, with new fleets, green technology, new rapid transit lines and new innovative services like RapidBus BC.


Reducing Transportation GHG Emissions in Canada

Canada’s Public Policy Forum
Canada’s Public Policy Forum undertook a project to examine the potential for GHG reductions in Canada’s transportation sector, with a focus on road transportation. In June of 2013 the Forum launched Reducing Transportation GHG Emissions in Canada: A Dialogue on a Lower Carbon Future, which included three roundtable discussions. Reports from each of these roundtables summarized the discussions. This final report synthesizes the cross-cutting themes, and provides a précis of insights from some of Canada’s leaders in this field.


Regional Growth Strategy – Metro Vancouver 2040

Metro Vancouver
Metro Vancouver’s new Regional Growth Strategy: Metro Vancouver 2040 – Shaping our Future was adopted on July 29th, 2011, after being unanimously accepted by all local governments in the region. The Regional Growth Strategy looks out to 2040 and provides a framework on how to accommodate the over 1 million people and 600,000 new jobs that are expected to come to Metro Vancouver in the next 30 years. The five goals of the plan address how to manage this growth in a way that enhances the livability and sustainability of the region.


Regional Transportation Strategy – Consultation Report

TransLink shared their work with the Mayor’s Council, Metro Vancouver, stakeholders and the public in summer 2013. The input they received helped shape the strategic framework. What they heard and how the input was implemented is described in the consultation report.


Regional Transportation Strategy – Strategic Framework

This Strategic Framework sets out the vision, goals, principles, strategies and key initiatives to help guide transportation decisions in Metro Vancouver over the next 30 years.


Revised 2013/14 – 2015/16 Service Plan  Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
The plan outlines the Ministry’s goals, objectives and strategies for the next three years.


Transportation  2040

Vancouver City Council 
This plan includes high-level policies and specific actions grouped into the transportation-related categories: Land use, Walking, Cycling, Transit, Motor Vehicles; Goods, services and emergency response; and Education, encouragement and enforcement


Transportation and the Future of the Vancouver Region

Michael A. Goldberg
This paper explores four linked transportation-­related issues: seeing urban transportation as an integrated system; viewing transportation and land use systems as comprising yet a larger integrated system; grasping that the entire biophysical, land use-­‐transportation, and the socioeconomic systems comprise a broader system still; and finally that effective management of Metro’s transportation, land use and economic systems need to acknowledge these tight linkages and create integrated approaches to managing them.


Transportation – The Way We Move Business Council of British Columbia
This is part one of a two part Environment and Energy Bulletin that will explore the topic of transportation. In part one we focus on the context, statistics and some key issues that set the stage for part two, a discussion of policy options and possible directions for managing transportation and related infrastructure issues going forward.