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Elevation 2.0 - SS-18: Transport 2050: Key Insights into a Visionary Transportation Plan for Metro Vancouver

July 06, 2022 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | 2.0, Elevation
From rejection of urban freeways and promotion of transit-oriented polycentric town centres to early adoption of driverless SkyTrain technology, Metro Vancouver has a strong history of transformative transportation planning. Now, the region is at a pivotal moment, facing growing inequality and affordability crises, worsening congestion, and a global climate emergency. TransLink took a collaborative and outcomes-based approach to developing the new long-range Regional Transportation Strategy: Transport 2050. Its development included TransLink’s largest-ever engagement program, a cross-jurisdictional team including the province, Metro Vancouver Regional District, transportation and planning staff from the 22 municipalities, and treaty First Nations of the Metro Vancouver region. It engaged with Indigenous Nations, Indigenous groups, social equity groups, and goods movement sector stakeholders. This session will outline how the process informed the outcome, underscoring the need for transformational change. Highlights include the use of multiple strategic lenses, the “Access for Everyone” theme, coordination of land use and transportation strategies, and demand management.




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