When most people think of TransLink, public transit immediately comes to mind. While transit is at the heart of what we do, we also fund and deliver the Major Road Network, a network of bikeways and improvements for pedestrian access to transit, in partnership with municipal partners.
Healthy regional roads are essential to the livability and economic success of our region – they connect commuters and goods to the people and places that matter the most.
To help us monitor the health and safety of Metro Vancouver’s Regional Road Network (RRN), we recently launched a new Regional Road Performance Monitoring (RRPM) report and online dashboard. This report will help build an understanding of the location, scale, and complexity of our road network challenges.
- Between 2011 and 2017, the share of trips by motor vehicles decreased by 2 per cent. However, with a growing population, the total number of motor vehicle trips grew by 14 per cent and overall trips per household grew by 9 per cent.
- From 2013 to 2017, there was an average of 63,180 collisions per year across the RRN. Improving safety on our roads means reducing both the number and severity of collisions.
- Most of the segments with the highest delay and lowest reliability are approaches to water crossings.
- Pavement condition and roughness assessments can be aggregated to understand the overall condition of the road network.
- We also explored ten unique regional corridors to gather insights into the complexity, safety, mobility, and asset condition of our road network.
This is our first RRPM report. As we restart our economy from the pandemic and plan for our future, the data in subsequent iterations of this report can help TransLink and road authorities make informed, performance-based decisions. It also reinforces the need for strong partnerships and strategic investments across the region to help create a safer and more efficient road network.
Learn more about the health and safety of our regional roads at translink.ca/rrpm.