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Regional Transportation Plan moves Metro Vancouver forward

June 12 2014

“Moving forward with this plan after years of input is great news for Vancouver and our whole region," said Mayor Gregor Robertson.

Making it easy for people to combine cycling with transit is a priority

Today, the City stood alongside municipalities from around the region in releasing the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation "Regional Transportation Investments - A Vision for Metro Vancouver".

Regional Transportation Plan improves transit service

The plan identifies new transportation services to meet the needs of the growing region, enhance our economy, support our quality of life, and protect our health and environment.

“Moving forward with this plan after years of input is great news for Vancouver and our whole region. It provides a clear road forward for urgently-needed new transit investment that will cut congestion, grow our economy, and expand transportation choices,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. 

“We need to prepare for over one million more people moving into Metro Vancouver in the next 30 years. This plan addresses today’s challenges and lays the groundwork for the strong transportation network that we need to meet that new demand. We simply cannot afford to go backward with reduced transit service and crippling gridlock.”

The plan improves transit service across the board and throughout the region with new rapid transit south of the Fraser River, a 25 per cent region-wide increase in bus service. The plan also calls for rapid transit along the Broadway Corridor between Commercial Drive and UBC, with the first phase of the project a tunneled extension of the Millennium Line to Arbutus Street.

View plan and Mayors' Council materials

Broadway Corridor is a transportation priority

The City’s Transportation 2040 Plan identified rapid transit for the Broadway Corridor as the City’s number one transportation priority and one of the most significant infrastructure investments for our region’s future.

Broadway is North America’s busiest bus corridor, with over half a million passengers passed by every year. Almost 50 per cent of the trips to the corridor begin outside of Vancouver. With this critical Broadway rapid transit project, the regional transit network will be expanded, connecting residents, workers, and students across the region.  

Learn more about the Transportation 2040 plan

Dunsmuir bike lane, © Paul Krueger

Transportation 2040 Plan

Our Transportation 2040 Plan provides a vision for how people and goods will move in and around Vancouver for the next 30 years.

Improving transit services in the Broadway Corridor

Canada Line train at an underground SkyTrain station

Broadway Extension

Our top transportation priority is extending the Millennium Line along Broadway to connect jobs and innovation hubs.