Traffic and transportation plan

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Transportation plans describe the steps you will take to manage the movement of people into and out of the area for your event.

Things to consider

When thinking about your event, you should consider the following:

  • How will people coming to your event get there?
  • Can you encourage the use of alternative transportation? (For example, transit, carpool, bike, etc.)
  • Where will people who are driving to the event park? (Keep in mind many neighbourhood parking areas are controlled by a Parking Permit Program.)

NOTE: This is not a definitive list and you are responsible for being prepared for any unexpected situations that may occur during your event.

As well, the FEST committee may require more information. You are responsible for providing information to the satisfaction of the FEST committee.

Specific requirements

  • Describe your plans for moving people to and from your event.
  • Describe any extra pressure you anticipate on the transportation system (Translink, Skytrain, roadways, etc.), and how you plan to handle it.

Helpful resources

To help you plan out your transportation plan, talk the the resources listed below for more information and ideas.

SkyTrain

SkyTrain is the rapid transit system in the Vancouver Metro area. It consists of three inter-connected routes - the Expo line, the Millenium line, and the Canada Line. SkyTrain is part of the TransLink mass transit system.

For more information

For more information related to event planning or event usage, contact the TransLink Corporate Offices

In person

1600 - 4720 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC

By phone

604-453-4500

TransLink

TransLink is the mass transit system in the Vancouver Metro area. It consists of the Coast Mountain Bus Company, British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd. (SkyTrain) and West Coast Express Ltd.

For more information

For more information related to event planning or event usage, contact the TransLink Corporate Offices

In person

1600 - 4720 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC

By phone

604-453-4500

Vancouver Police Department's Traffic Authority Program

The Vancouver Police Traffic Authority Program assists the Vancouver Police Department with traffic and pedestrian control functions at special events in the City of Vancouver. The Vancouver Traffic Authority is co-ordinated by the Emergency and Operational Planning Section.

For more information, call the police non-emergency line at 604-717-3321.

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Outside Vancouver:
604-873-7000

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More ways to contact us

Ready to apply for your special event?

Ready to apply? If you are ready to apply for your special event permit, click the link below to go directly to the online application.

Apply for events

Is your event in a park? If your event is in a park, you will also need to fill out the Park Board's application.

Apply for events in parks

Last modified: Sat, 28 Jul 2012 22:09:30