TransLink is releasing the report from the first phase of public engagement for Transport 2050, Metro Vancouver’s blueprint for the next 30 years of transportation. With input from every jurisdiction in the region, the engagement results will help shape the priorities identified in Transport 2050 when released later next year. This round of engagement had a record-breaking 31,700 responses and over 4,000 ideas submitted.
Most frequently submitted idea:
- Transit expansion to the Fraser Valley
Most “liked” idea on Transport 2050 ideas board:
- Gondola to Burnaby Mountain
Idea most commented on:
- Mobility pricing
Engagement came from 8,300 youth aged 25 or younger, 2,600 seniors, 2,300 New Canadians, and 9,700 drivers. Respondents were asked to think about Metro Vancouver’s next 30 years and rank their top priorities, values, and concerns from a range of possible answers.
Top three priorities for Metro Vancouver’s future:
- Expanding and improving the transit system
- Increasing housing choice and affordability
- Creating jobs, homes, and services closer together
Top three values about living in their Metro Vancouver neighbourhood:
- Natural areas like parks and forests
- The mild weather
- Being close to family and friends
Top three concerns about living in Metro Vancouver:
- Growing cost of renting or buying a home
- Congestion on the roads
- Loss of green space
Transport 2050’s next round of engagement in spring 2020 will ask the public to help weigh trade-offs between different packages of projects, services, and policies.
Download the report: Shaping Our Transportation Future, Together