Transportation Advisory Committee

The mandate of the Transportation Advisory Committee is to advise City Council on strategic priorities relating to walking, cycling and all active transportation modes, as well as public transit and congestion management, in Vancouver.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: advisory bodies

We're transitioning to virtual advisory body meetings as an interim response to the health emergency. These meetings will be convened by electronic means as authorized by Ministerial Order No. M192, Local Government Meetings and By-law Process (COVID-19) Order No. 3.

The next meeting will be held September 30, 2020.

A link to join the live meeting broadcast will be posted below 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Virtual meetings will be held using Cisco WebEx Events. No software download is required, simply use the link below to view the meeting live through your web browser. 

Event password: TRAC

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1-855-699-3239 (Canada - toll free)

Access code:     146 077 1275

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To view or participate in meetings virtually, I consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of my personal information outside Canada as described below. The City of Vancouver collects your personal information in accordance with section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for purposes of organizing and administering advisory body meetings. For virtual advisory body meetings, your contact information will be shared with the City’s web conferencing provider, Cisco WebEx. Information submitted to WebEx will be stored on servers in the United States and may be accessed in the United States or internationally for technical support purposes. If you have questions about the collection of this information, please contact the director of access to information and privacy by emailing, phoning 3-1-1, or mailing a letter to 453 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4.

Following the meeting, minutes will be posted online and can be found in the ‘Meetings’ tab below.

Terms of reference 

Policy advice

The Committee:

  • Provides feedback on transportation planning and projects such as Broadway Corridor Transportation Planning, Citywide Plan, and more detailed projects like Gastown Complete Streets and the Granville Bridge Connector;
  • Considers any matters which may be referred to the Advisory Committee by Council or staff;
  • May take positions on policy initiatives from other levels of government within the mandate of the Advisory Committee; and
  • Advises Council and staff on Transportation 2040 and Active Transportation Master Plan as they are developed, implemented and updated. 


The Committee:

  • Works co-operatively with other agencies whose activities affect constituent communities, including initiating and developing relevant projects; and
  • Acts as a resource for staff coordinating public involvement processes and civic events.

Awareness and outreach

The Committee:

  • Exchanges information with constituent communities and the general public about relevant programs and issues of interest; and
  • Engages in outreach to disseminate information and encourage participation from constituent communities.

Planning and reporting

The Committee:

  • Produces an annual work plan with specific objectives by no later than April of each year, in consultation with Council and staff liaisons, for distribution to Council and civic departments for information;
  • Submits an annual report to Council describing its accomplishments for the year, including reference to each objective set out in the work plan and any arising issues to which the Advisory Committee has responded; and
  • Presents accomplishments and progress to date at the annual Council of Councils event.

Meeting frequency

The Transportation Advisory Committee holds six regular meetings per year, in addition to regular working sessions, generally scheduled during intervening months throughout the year.

Time commitment

Meetings will last up to 2 hours. A minimum of one to two additional hours a month is spent on email and other correspondence, meetings, networking, and promotion. Preparation time for all meetings is required.

Attendance requirement

A member who is absent from more than two consecutive regular meetings without a leave of absence is deemed to have resigned.


  • Joan Andersen
  • Colin Brander
  • Eugene Chin
  • Lisa Corriveau
  • Michael Feaver
  • Karen Fung
  • Isabel García
  • Brad Griffin
  • Mahdi Hassan Nayebi
  • Angela Jarvis
  • Darius Maze
  • Molly Millar
  • Jimin Park
  • Bridgitte Taylor

Terms end December 31, 2020

Volunteer opportunities will be posted on the City’s vacancies webpage when available. 


  • Council Liaison: Councillor Colleen Hardwick
  • Park Board Liaison: Commissioner John Irwin 
  • School Board Liaison: Trustee Lois Chan-Pedley 
  • Staff Liaison: David Rawsthorne, Transportation Design Branch
  • Staff Liaison (Parks-related): Jordan McAuley, Planner, Parks


Terms and Membership Composition

Persons appointed to an advisory body shall meet the following essential criteria:

Not be employed by the City of Vancouver;
Live or work in Vancouver, or have a significant body of experience with issues in Vancouver; and
Be able to demonstrate relevant experience or knowledge, abilities and skills related to the mandate of the advisory body.

Persons appointed to the Racial and Ethno-Cultural Equity Advisory Committee shall meet the following additional criteria:

Be a member of visible or cultural minority groups.


15 members of the public (8 is quorum)
1 non-voting Council liaison
1 non-voting Park Board Commissioner liaison
1 non-voting School Trustee liaison
2 non-voting staff liaisons

The appointment of civic members to each advisory committee shall meet the composition objectives set out in the Diversity on Advisory Bodies policy.

Length of term:

Committee members are appointed until December 31, 2020.
No member of the public shall serve for more than four consecutive years on the same advisory body. A former member is eligible for reappointment after one year out of office.


Meetings, agendas, and minutes

All regular meetings are open to the public.

In addition to the regular meetings listed here, the Committee also meets several times per year for informal working sessions. Please contact the Meeting Coordinator for more information.

Meetings take place on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm at City Hall.

2016 in Review

An overview of the committee's 2016 accomplishments and future goals as presented at the Council of Council's on November 9, 2016.

2012-2014 Term in Review

An overview of the committee's closing term accomplishments and recommendations for continuation of the work was presented at the Council of Council's December 2014.

Resources for advisory committee members

People-powered transportation in Vancouver

Greenways for walking and cycling

We design and build safe, nature-rich paths that encourage you to explore Vancouver without using your car through the Greenways program.

Contact the Transportation Advisory Committee 

David Rawsthorne
Civil Engineer, Transportation Design Branch
Phone: 604-873-7343

Kathy Bengston
Committee Clerk
Phone: 604-871-6146

Tina Hildebrandt
Meeting Coordinator
Phone: 604-873-7268