Final recommendations resulting from the Downtown Bus Service Review are now live! How did we get here?
First, we identified a long-term vision:
The downtown bus network effectively and reliably connects downtown neighbourhoods and enables convenient transit connections to the broader city and region. The downtown transit network is consistent and easy to understand, with clear communication of temporary detours associated with road closures and special events.
Second, we listened to you and developed a list of priorities to guide how we achieve the network vision for the local bus network in downtown Vancouver. In the next one-to-five years we plan to do work in two focus areas:
Immediate: implement over the next one-to-two years
- Extend the 6 Davie/Downtown to connect the West End, Yaletown and Gastown.
- Consolidate the C23 Davie/Main and C21 Yaletown/Beach services.
- Determine route for the 5 Robson/Downtown to improve consistency and reliability, based on an expected City of Vancouver decision regarding frequency and duration of road closures of the 800-block of Robson Street.
Near-term: complete once funding becomes available or in some cases conduct further analysis.
- Simplify city-wide/regional transit services (3, 4, 7, 8, 200s) on eastern corridors.
- Review design of the 17 Oak/Downtown following implementation of changes to the 5 Robson and 6 Davie.
- Improve service reliability and customer experience.
Stay tuned for consultation opportunities in the future where you’ll have another chance to weigh-in on these recommendations!
Author: Angela Salehi