TRANSIT PLAN

KEEPING VANCOUVER MOVING

In the last 20 years, the number of cars on Vancouver roads has barely changed. And yet, congestion continues to get worse. Simply put: Vancouver is suffering from a number of bad planning decisions.

Here’s how we’re going to fix it.

KEEPING VANCOUVER MOVING

In the last 20 years, the number of cars on Vancouver roads has barely changed.  And yet, congestion continues to get worse.  Simply put: Vancouver is suffering from a number of bad planning decisions. 

Here’s how we’re going to fix it.

FOR TRANSIT USERS

  • Support TransLink and the Mayor’s Council and their 10 Year Plan.
  • Build the Broadway Subway, immediately. And complete it all the way to UBC as soon as soon as UBC and TransLink have a solid plan.
  • Examine the feasibility of surface light rail (streetcar) options along dedicated corridors including Granville Island to Yaletown – supporting smart, distributed density and small business opportunities along key routes.
  • Ensure that future transit and transportation development supports Vancouver’s housing attainability goals.

FOR MOTORISTS

  • Launch an independent review of Vancouver’s transportation system, to examine the role of left-hand turns, signal timing, and other factors that are contributing to unnecessary levels of congestion in Vancouver.
  • Crack down on loud motorbikes and cars, which are causing an unnecessary disruption to the peace and quiet of our residents, notably in Vancouver’s West End.
  • Launch a Parking Affordability Strategy to avoid punishing Vancouverites who have to drive for work, family, or health reasons.

FOR CYCLISTS

  • There will be no “war on bike lanes.” However there are one or two which will be reviewed and re-assessed.
  • Ensure Bike Lanes are separated, whenever possible, to make roads safer for drivers and cyclists, and so cyclists will not have to use the middle of the road. This is safer for both cyclists and drivers.
  • Crack down on bike theft, to get more cars off the road and more people onto bikes.