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The City of Vancouver has developed Transportation 2040, a plan that supports an inclusive, healthy, prosperous and livable future for Vancouver. The plan provides a vision for the next 30 years, and guides transportation decisions for how people and goods will move in and around Vancouver for the next 15 years. It’s our roadmap for a future where walking, cycling, and transit are attractive options for getting around.
On October 31, 2012, City Council adopted the Transportation 2040 Plan. Thanks to the thousands of people who contributed to moving Vancouver's transportation forward.read more
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During the Transportation 2040 Phase 2 consultation program in June and July 2012, over 10,000 people participated through public events, community & stakeholder meetings, an online questionnaire, social media and email. In general there was strong support for the City of Vancouver’s draft transportation policies and actions.
The summary below provides general levels of support by section, as well as some of the more common themes and ideas heard during the Phase 2 consultation.
- 73% of questionnaire respondents supported the draft walking policies & actions, 23% supported with refinements, and 4% did not support the proposals.
- The most common suggestions to support walking were to provide wider sidewalks and more public spaces.
- Some people were concerned with possible impacts of public space on transit and motor vehicles.
- 74% of questionnaire respondents supported the draft cycling policies & actions, 17% supported with refinements, and 9% did not support the proposals.
- Popular suggestions for cycling were to provide more routes, more bike parking & centres, and more integration with transit.
- Enforcement of the provincial helmet law and the potential impact on the public bicycle system was identified as a concern.
- Draft policies to support laws and enforcement practices to protect pedestrians and cyclists generated a mix of responses.
- 75% of questionnaire respondents supported the draft transit policies & actions, 23% supported with refinements, and 3% did not support the proposals.
- The majority of comments regarding transit were related to providing more rapid transit, better bus stops, and reducing neighbourhood impacts.
- Making transit more affordable was a key suggestion, and funding mechanisms was identified as a concern.
- 66% of questionnaire respondents supported the draft motor vehicle policies & actions, 26% supported with refinements, and 8% did not support the proposals.
- Popular suggestions regarding driving were to provide more car-sharing, more parking policy changes, and reducing car traffic.
- Some concerns were noted about low-carbon vehicles and pricing.
Goods and Services:
- 72% of questionnaire respondents supported the draft goods movement policies & actions, 25% supported with refinements, and 3% did not support the proposals.
- The most common suggestions to support goods movement were to increase the amount of freight travelling by rail, and reducing the impact of truck traffic on communities. Some suggested reducing truck traffic, and using smaller emergency vehicles.
- Many respondents were concerned about giving taxis priority.
- 70% of questionnaire respondents supported the draft land use policies & actions, 22% supported with refinements, and 8% did not support the proposals.
- The majority of comments regarding land use were related to providing density near transit, and pedestrian-friendly buildings. Respondents expressed both support and concerns about providing density near transit.
by Marnie McGregor 7 Aug 2012, 3:56pm