Council adds traffic & transportation to priorities list
District of West Vancouver municipal council is adding traffic and transportation to its list of priorities.
Traffic and transportation problems are moving to top of mind for many residents, and council’s new focus reflects that, says Mayor Michael Smith. “Getting into and out of West Vancouver at peak periods is difficult, and every day we’re hearing from residents that traffic congestion is having a real impact on the quality of their day-to-day lives,” says Smith. “Even though West Vancouver’s population isn’t growing much, Metro Vancouver’s population is. Traffic and transportation issues are due to the fact that most people who live in West Vancouver don’t work here, and most people who work in West Vancouver don’t live here.”
The District’s Strategic Transportation Plan and the Mayor’s Council’s 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation, approved last month, will inform next steps. Council will be looking to address current traffic and transportation issues, says Smith, but traffic problems will also be considered from a longer-term planning perspective as the District of West Vancouver refreshes its Official Community Plan—also a council priority—in 2017 and 2018.
View the full list of eight District of West Vancouver council priorities: