Traffic, Mobility & Transit

Reduce traffic congestion and create safer streets for all users
  • Support North Shore Transportation Initiatives: 1) INSTPP and 2) North Shore Connects, and 3) the City’s Mobility Strategy – Read more
  • Transportation Mode-Share – support expansion of transportation mode-share options across the North Shore
  • All Ages and Abilities (AAA) Bicycle Network – support the prioritization of key corridors for infrastructure upgrades of this network within the City and across the North Shore
  • Advocacy to Senior Levels of Government & TransLink – Continue to pressure senior levels of government and TransLink to move forward on a number of these transportation initiatives
Why is this important?

The lack of affordable housing, coupled with limited transit options on and off the North Shore, are two major causes of traffic congestion, which greatly impedes people’s ability to spend more time living and less time commuting.

Transit is one of the most effective and sustainable ways to reduce carbon emissions. Road-based vehicle usage contributes approximately 35% of greenhouse gas emissions in the region, whereas Transit accounts for only 2.7%. City residents are ready for a robust mobility strategy to reduce congestion and pollution. It’s important that we continue our collaboration with all governments across the North Shore.

North Shore Transportation Initiatives
1) Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project (INSTPP) – support the recommendations of this 2018 steering committee which identified 5 key access and mobility challenges on the North Shore Read more: INSTPP
  1. Land use – largely car-oriented
  2. Transit and alternative travel modes – not as competitive as travel by car
  3. Road use management – measures lacking
  4. Road use exceeds capacity – at key times and pinch-points
  5. Road network – has gaps that reduce choice and increase traffic congestion
2) North Shore Connects – support this partnership-initiative of all three municipalities and two First Nations governments here on the North Shore, to build on the recommendations and work of INSTPP Read more: North Shore Connects
  • Burrard Inlet Rapid Transit (BIRT) – as a confirmed part of TransLink’s Transport 2050: 10-Year Priorities, support the planning and completion (as soon as possible) of this new, rapid transit connection on and off the North Shore
  • Lower Level Road Extension (western portion) – to support the evaluation of an extension to this portion of the Lower Level road, as a secondary ‘east-west’ connector, from Park Royal to West 1st Street, to relieve traffic pressures on Marine Drive and other improvements
  • Hwy 1 – Upper Levels Corridor Study – to work with the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure to develop a long-term plan for the section of Highway 1, between Lynn Valley and Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
3) City’s Mobility Strategy – support the implementation of this Council-approved strategy to make it easier for people to choose alternate forms of transportation Read More: Mobility Strategy
  • Making it easier for everyone to choose a sustainable option, particularly for short trips
  • Improve the way we move through our streets and neighbourhoods, in multiple modes
  • Improve the reliability of traffic flow through the City and region

Angela Girard