We strive to make streets and sidewalks fully accessible for people with mobility challenges
TransLink Walking Infrastructure to Transit (WITT) Program
Curb ramps installed within 400 m of the Frequent Transit Network are partially funded by TransLink through their Walking Infrastructure to Transit (WITT) program.
The program helps local governments provide new or enhanced walking access to transit through a cost-sharing partnership.
- Learn more about accessible public transit and how we work with TransLink to plan and develop accessible streets and transportation.
- Learn more about walking accessibility and how to request a curb ramp.
Recognizing the importance of sidewalk accessibility early on, we have been installing over 200 curb ramps per year since the 1960's. There are curb ramps on more than 95% of street corners in the downtown core.
We continue to install hundreds of new curb ramps each year as part of the regular capital program. This work is guided by our Active Mobility Plan. We also install curb ramps through development, capital projects and at locations identified by the public.
Why we install curb ramps
Curb ramps on street corners provide improved access for people using strollers, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and other mobility aids.
The new curb ramps will:
- Fill gaps in the existing sidewalk network
- Include locations previously requested by the public
- Be located along walking routes near schools, hospitals, community centres, seniors' facilities, and transit stops.
Important note We do not install curb ramps at entrances to properties including resident's houses and businesses.