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Downtown Wins with Transit Plan

Sep 16, 2016

The DVBIA is throwing its vocal support behind much-needed and long-awaited projects proposed in the Mayors’ Council Phase One of the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transit and Transportation released September 16. This support is an extension of the association’s support of the Mayors’ Council Vision released in 2014 in advance of the plebiscite vote that was rejected.

Downtown Vancouver is a major economic hub for the region that depends on major investments to expand the public transit network to move people faster into and around the core, reduce congestion and support future growth.

Phase One of the 10-Year Vision aligns with what the DVBIA heard as part of its Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver 2040 visioning process last year. More than 11,000 people said they wanted more sustainable and healthy transportation options, in particular, expanded transit services.

Of particular benefit to downtown in the proposed plan are expansions of SkyTrain and Canada Line service; more SeaBus service; more frequent, reliable bus service include B-line bus service; more WestCoast Express service; and investments in the major road network that will improve/facilitate goods movement.

Read the DVBIA media release

Read the Mayors’ Council media release

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