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Transport 2050 ideas and survey update – nearly 5000 new submissions!

We’re creating a new Regional Transportation Strategy, called Transport 2050, that will outline our options for getting around between now and 2050.

Since TransLink launched this public engagement initiative – the largest in our history – on May 3, we’ve heard from thousands of Metro Vancouverites about what they want in the future of transportation. And so far, nearly 13,000 surveys and 1,400 ideas for the future have been submitted.

Have an idea, but haven’t submitted it yet? Don’t worry, you have until September 22 to tell us what’s important to you, your transportation priorities and your ideas for the future. Take part now at transport2050.ca!

Want to talk with us in person instead? This summer, we’re all over the region.

Ideas | 1364 creative ideas for the future

Hundreds of Metro Vancouverites have shared more than one thousand ideas for improving transportation in the region between now and 2050.

What have we heard lately? New ideas submitted over the past month that have prompted the most votes and online conversations are:

  • Boost the buses: Put a B-line route between Brentwood and Metrotown, and a bus route between Squamish and Park Royal.
  • Bring on bus improvements: create schedules that reflect dynamic road travel times, give Frequent Transit Network bus stop signage its own colour, indicating travel time to next station.
  • All railed up: Double-track the Canada Line to Brighouse Station, avoid building light rail transit.
  • Ideas – all day, every day: keep the Transport 2050 Ideas Board up permanently!
  • Fare idea: Upgrade fare boxes throughout the transit system and conduct more fare enforcement.
  • Avoid ride-hailing & driverless cars… or we could see more driving and congestion on the horizon.
  • SkyTrain? ArtTrain: more buskers and live music at stations and put art on SkyTrain pillars.
  • Easy access stations: more ramps/elevators for bikes/wheelchairs/scooters and facilitate better crowd control during peak periods.
  • En-route improvements: remove face-to-face seating and provide one SkyTrain car for bikes.

One suggestion is to put art on SkyTrain! Credit: Wikimedia

What’d we hear last month? Check out June’s engagement update.

Once Phase 1 engagement wraps up, we’ll publish an engagement report, summarizing what we’ve heard, and in 2020 we’ll evaluate ideas and group them into packages, which we’ll ask the region to help us consider.

What do you think? Love an idea? Have a different idea to share? Vote, comment, or share your ideas at transport2050.ca.

Surveys | 12,964 engaged residents

We’re listening to Metro Vancouver’s 23 municipalities – as well as people who live outside the region but commute here. Check out the community response to our call for surveys below (and don’t forget to visit us while we’re in your ‘hood!).

Survey response as percentage of Metro Vancouver and increase in participation

Municipality Total submissions Per cent increase (one month)
Anmore 8 33%
Belcarra 6 200%
Bowen Island 28 65%
Burnaby 1,329 51%
Coquitlam 662 43%
Delta 401 40%
Langley City 122 61%
Langley Township 359 44%
Lions Bay 16 78%
Maple Ridge 310 5%
New Westminster 701 35%
North Vancouver City 517 35%
North Vancouver District 578 46%
Pitt Meadows 62 27%
Port Coquitlam 382 121%
Port Moody 240 37%
Richmond 672 44%
Surrey 1,696 47%
Tsawwassen First Nation 8 33%
Vancouver 4,199 45%
West Vancouver 194 40%
White Rock 138 55%


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