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First phase of the Olympic transportation plan released

First phase of the Olympic transportation plan released

Hey, the Olympic and Paralympic Transportation Team has released the first part of their integrated transportation plan this morning.

With thousands of Olympic visitors expected, the team is laying out the transportation challenges they will face, and the travel smart tips that you’ll need to get around the region okay during February 2010.

Take a look at the full press release for many of the details. Edit: The official transportation plan page is now up on the 2010 website too, with a giant PDF full of specifics.

There’s going to be a significant boost in public transit to help manage the huge crowds expected and reduce single occupancy vehicle traffic on the roads.

If you have questions or comments, send them to, as that’s where the Olympic Transportation team will be able to answer you.

As well, check out many of the plan’s highlights at Ken Hardie’s Twitter account – he’s our director of communications, and he’s tweeting from the press conference this morning. (Edit: The Sun and the Province have stories up now too.)

Ken is a key part of the Transportation Team and will be using Twitter to do key updates about the Olympic plan: if you’re interested, subscribe to his 2010 Transit feed, or again, his own Ken Hardie feed.

The Transportation Team is made up of VANOC, the City of Vancouver, Resort Municipality of Whistler, TransLink, BC Transit, the provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit. Planning is also supported by other partners, including Transport Canada and the municipalities of Richmond and West Vancouver.

Over the next few months, detailed planning will continue, including fine-tuning plans in the Lower Mainland and Sea to Sky corridor.


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