Thursday, February 27, 2020
ADVT 
National

Transport 2050: Public Proposes 4,000 Big Ideas For Next 30 Years Of Metro Vancouver Transportation

Darpan News Desk, 04 Dec, 2019
  • Transport 2050: Public Proposes 4,000 Big Ideas For Next 30 Years Of Metro Vancouver Transportation

TransLink is releasing the report from the first phase of public engagement for Transport 2050, Metro Vancouver’s blueprint for the next 30 years of transportation.

 

With input from every jurisdiction in the region, the engagement results will help shape the priorities identified in Transport 2050 when released later next year. This round of engagement had a record-breaking 31,700 responses and over 4,000 ideas submitted.


Most frequently submitted idea:
Transit expansion to the Fraser Valley


Most “liked” idea on Transport 2050 ideas board:
Gondola to Burnaby Mountain


Idea most commented on:
Mobility pricing


Engagement came from 8,300 youth aged 25 or younger, 2,600 seniors, 2,300 New Canadians, and 9,700 drivers. Respondents were asked to think about Metro Vancouver’s next 30 years and rank their top priorities, values, and concerns from a range of possible answers.

 


Top three priorities for Metro Vancouver’s future:

Expanding and improving the transit system
Increasing housing choice and affordability
Creating jobs, homes, and services closer together

 

Top three values about living in their Metro Vancouver neighbourhood:

Natural areas like parks and forests
The mild weather
Being close to family and friends

 

Top three concerns about living in Metro Vancouver:


Growing cost of renting or buying a home
Congestion on the roads
Loss of green space


Transport 2050’s next round of engagement in spring 2020 will ask the public to help weigh trade-offs between different packages of projects, services, and policies.

 

Quotes:


Kevin Desmond, CEO of TransLink –
“Thank you to everyone who participated in the largest ever public engagement on transportation in this region. To develop the strategy for the next 30 years of transportation, it was important to first take the pulse of the public. We heard loud and clear that the people of this region care deeply about the future – and Transport 2050 will outline a path to a more livable Metro Vancouver.”


Honourable Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing –
“Our government is committed to being an active funding and planning partner as we work together with the Mayors’ Council to shape the future of transportation. These survey results show that we all share a vision of building a transportation system that connects people, brings affordable homes and economic opportunities to the region, and tackles the challenge of climate change.”


Jonathan X. Coté, Mayor of New Westminster and Chair of the Mayors’ Council –
“Expanding and improving the transit system is a top priority for the people of this region, and that is also a top priority for the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation. Long-term planning is essential to providing effective transit expansion, and we look forward to helping make the Transport 2050 vision become a reality.”

MORE National ARTICLES

Man Killed In Shooting Near Playground In Surrey Identified As 21-Year-Old VERRON NAND

Man Killed In Shooting Near Playground In Surrey Identified As 21-Year-Old VERRON NAND

A man shot and killed in a residential area of north Surrey has been identified by Mounties as 21-year-old Verron Nand.

Man Killed In Shooting Near Playground In Surrey Identified As 21-Year-Old VERRON NAND

WATCH: Trump Calls Trudeau ‘Two-Faced’ After Hot-Mic Video Showing PM And NATO Leaders Joking About U.S. President Goes Viral

WATCH: Trump Calls Trudeau ‘Two-Faced’ After Hot-Mic Video Showing PM And NATO Leaders Joking About U.S. President Goes Viral

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau escaped an international summit with his relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump apparently intact in the wake of ill-timed comments that threatened to ignite tensions between the two leaders.

 

WATCH: Trump Calls Trudeau ‘Two-Faced’ After Hot-Mic Video Showing PM And NATO Leaders Joking About U.S. President Goes Viral

Trudeau's Plane Damaged, Now Backup Plane Grounded In London, U.K.

Trudeau's Plane Damaged, Now Backup Plane Grounded In London, U.K.

The RCAF says that plane, a CC-150 Polaris, is being repaired but is temporarily "unserviceable."

Trudeau's Plane Damaged, Now Backup Plane Grounded In London, U.K.

B.C. Bans Logging In Sensitive Border Area After Urging From Seattle Mayor

B.C. Bans Logging In Sensitive Border Area After Urging From Seattle Mayor

Forests Minister Doug Donaldson says B.C. will no longer award timber licences in a 5,800-hectare plot called the Silverdaisy or "doughnut hole" in the Skagit River Valley.

B.C. Bans Logging In Sensitive Border Area After Urging From Seattle Mayor

Annual Surrey Toy Drive Remembers Boy Who Wanted Every Sick Kid To Have A Christmas Gift

Annual Surrey Toy Drive Remembers Boy Who Wanted Every Sick Kid To Have A Christmas Gift

The Surrey RCMP is hoping to make the holidays a little brighter for sick kids and their families by inviting the public to come out and support the annual Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive.

Annual Surrey Toy Drive Remembers Boy Who Wanted Every Sick Kid To Have A Christmas Gift

Distracted Driving Simulator Targets North Vancouver Teens And Texting

Distracted Driving Simulator Targets North Vancouver Teens And Texting

Today they were at Carson Graham Secondary School, where they also had on hand two sets of fatal vision goggle, which simulate the visual effects of impairme

Distracted Driving Simulator Targets North Vancouver Teens And Texting

PrevNext