Goal: Make walking, cycling, and public transit preferred transportation options
The air we breathe, the amount of land we need, our physical well-being, and the cost of travel are all impacted by our transportation choices.
To improve our quality of life, and achieve the City's green transportation goal, we need to make Vancouver a city where moving on foot or by bike is safe, convenient, and enjoyable.
At the same time, transit should be fast, frequent, reliable, and accessible, and public spaces should be vibrant places alive with people.
Green transportation targets at a glance
- Make the majority (over 50%) of trips by foot, bicycle, and public transit
- Reduce the average distance driven per resident by 20% from 2007 levels
How we measure success
|Indicator||Baseline||2012||% change||2020 target|
|Percent of trips made by foot, bicycle, and transit||40% of trips (2008)||44% of trips||+10% *||50% of trips|
|Total vehicle km driven
|Not available||New survey
in fall 2013
|20% below 2007 levels|
* There has been a 10% change from the baseline of 40% mode share by foot, bike and transit and a 4% increase in mode share.
Priority actions and progress
|Complete a new Active Transportation Master Plan and update it with direction from the GCAP||75%|
|Improve pedestrian safety by developing and implementing a pedestrian safety study and action plan||100%|
|Work with partners to advocate for rapid transit for the Broadway Corridor||50%|
|Pursue the development of a bike-share program in Vancouver's downtown and other high-potential cycling areas||80%|