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#Transport2050 Update: two weeks to go, have your say before the deadline!

Could smartphone-enabled augmented reality be in our future. Image credit – Enuke Software

In May, we kicked off Transport 2050, our largest ever public engagement, to ask the people of the region: what kind of transportation future do you want?

With just over two weeks to go before Phase 1 engagement ends on September 22, over 26,000 surveys and 2,000 ideas have been submitted! Not only that, our outreach team has been to nearly every corner of Metro Vancouver – including at the PNE Fair at the Transport 2050 Expo!

The clock is ticking — have you had your say? Tell us about your values, priorities, and ideas for the future before the survey closes on September 22.

What are we hearing? Read on!

Ideas: 2,000+ bold ideas for the future of the region!

Here are some of the new ideas submitted last month with the most active online conversations:

  • Customer mobility amenities – bring ‘em on! Connect the Granville Island Bridge deck to Granville Island with an escalator and a staircase. Consider installing moving sidewalks to feed people into SkyTrain stations. Provide multi-level entrances to SkyTrain stations that are built on hills.
  • Novel east-west connections: Make it easy to connect between the Canada Line and Expo Line in Surrey and Richmond. Add a rapid transit line or express bus connector.
  • And don’t forget about north-south! Start running a Coquitlam to Guildford express service.
  • “TransLink GO” – Pokémon GO but for transit: Create a mobile app that rewards transit and active transportation users with rewards, like free passes.
  • The future is digital: Link Compass Cards with Apple Wallet to access fare gates. Give Compass Card users get free wi-fi access on board, and in public spaces.
  • Water, water everywhere… Install public drinking fountains at SkyTrain stations. Provide more covered areas at SkyTrain stations so customers can stay dry through the wet season.
  • Park this! Change the building code – remove parking construction minimums, introduce a parking maximum to rein in cars.

Check out the Transport 2050 Ideas Board – like and comment on existing transportation ideas – or submit your own!

Ideas submitted by category

 

Surveys | 26,000 and counting!

Have you taken our survey? It’s open until September 22.

Surveys submitted by Metro Vancouver municipality and monthly increase in responses

Municipality Total submissions Per cent increase (one month)
Anmore 24 100%
Belcarra 21 91%
Bowen Island 51 55%
Burnaby 2,586 53%
Coquitlam 1,363 51%
Delta 832 68%
Langley (City) 263 83%
Langley (Township) 692 66%
Lions Bay 31 41%
Maple Ridge 574 56%
New Westminster 1,252 46%
North Vancouver (City) 919 47%
North Vancouver (District) 998 43%
Pitt Meadows 169 99%
Port Coquitlam 879 29%
Port Moody 487 48%
Richmond 1269 61%
Surrey 3,466 59%
Tsawwassen First Nation 21 163%
Vancouver (including University Endowment Lands) 7,765 51%
West Vancouver 362 53%
White Rock 283 61%

Interested in Transport 2050 progress? Check out the August, July, and June updates, and visit transport2050.ca


2 Comments

  • By Stef, September 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

    Door closing countdown on all skytrains

  • By Anonymous, September 8, 2019 @ 11:39 am

    Have special free busses for the homeless running every hour at major stops. They can only ride these busses. And have a transit police to project the drivers. From 8am to 8pm

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