TransLink launches next round of engagement to shape the future of transportation
TransLink has launched a new round of engagement for Transport 2050, the region’s transportation blueprint for the next 30 years.
West Vancouver Council is working to strategically address transportation challenges in our community, including congestion and its impacts, which consider pedestrian safety concerns, greenhouse gasses, expanding mode choice, and increased road maintenance costs. TransLink’s engagement is an important part of the planning process for the long-term transportation needs of our community, and residents are encouraged to participate.
West Vancouver’s position on Rapid Bus
In March 2019, West Vancouver Council stopped Rapid Bus at Park Royal and resolved that any potential future expansion would be required to:
- avoid routing adjacent to schools
- not require any restricted bus lane in the Ambleside or Dundarave business districts
- minimize the loss of on-street parking
- minimize impacts on residential neighbourhoods
There are no immediate plans to consider expanding Rapid Bus into West Vancouver.
The maps provided by TransLink in the engagement material represent potential major corridors for future rapid transit expansion. Specific routes and projects would be determined through further study and public engagement in the impacted communities.
Consultation open until May 14
TransLink is asking the public for their opinions on:
- Creating urban spaces that support active transportation
- Developing the optimal rapid transit network that is fast and frequent
- Integrating automated vehicles efficiently into the transportation system
Results of this engagement will be integrated into a draft 30-year transportation plan. That plan will be released later this year to gather more feedback from the public, government partners, and key stakeholders before it becomes final.
Members of the public are invited to participate in engagement in the following three ways:
- Through an online survey
- By using an online Q+A tool
- By attending one of four Virtual Open Houses
Take the survey
Visit transport2050.ca to take part.
For anyone with feedback specifically about building rapid transit to UBC, feedback can be given directly here as part of a separate engagement.