There’s little doubt something needs to be done to ease traffic congestion through the George Massey Tunnel connecting Richmond and Delta. B.C.’s previous Liberal government had proposed a new, ten-lane toll bridge at a cost of $3.5 billion, but the project is opposed by all but one Metro Vancouver mayor — Delta Mayor Lois Jackson. Now […]
Transportation in Metro Vancouver
News on transportation projects across the Lower Mainland, including cycling infrastructure, rapid transit and road improvements.
The extension of the Millennium Line SkyTrain west of VCC-Clark to Arbutus will transform the Broadway corridor and encourage thousands of drivers to leave their vehicles at home.
In Surrey, two planned LRT lines to Guildford Town Centre and Willowbrook in Langley are already encouraging high-density development along the proposed routes.
A demonstration ferry service called the Q to Q has launched in New Westminster, transporting passengers from Quayside to Queensborough in less than five minutes. The service officially opened this weekend and will run for the remainder of August and September, on weekends and holidays only. In August, the ferry will also run Friday evenings […]
Vancouver’s first public bike share service, Mobi by Shaw Go, marks its one year anniversary this week. 6,400 people have signed up as members of Mobi, and 400,000 rides covering one million kilometres were taken in the service’s first year. Mobi continues to expand, and set a new daily trip record on Canada Day, when […]
If City Hall told you they would repave the street in front of your home with brand-spanking new asphalt, rebuild the sidewalk, install brand new LED lighting and plant more street trees, would you fight it? Perhaps surprisingly, that’s what a vocal minority of residents along Point Grey Road on Vancouver’s west side continue to […]
The long-awaited Evergreen Line Skytrain line opens at noon on December 2, 2016, after over a decade of planning and construction. The new 11 kilometre line will run from Lougheed Town Centre on the Burnaby-Coquitlam border, to Lafarge Lake-Douglas station, just past Coquitlam Centre. In all, there are six new Skytrain stations along the Evergreen […]
Vancouver’s long-awaited bike share system, Mobi, is slowly but surely becoming a reality. Mobi is scheduled to roll out sometime this summer, bringing 1,500 bikes and 150 stations to the downtown peninsula, Kitsilano, and parts of the west side and east Vancouver. The launch was originally scheduled for mid-June, but that has been delayed until […]
The City of Vancouver is making good on its plans to upgrade several downtown bike lanes and add a couple more. Work on upgrading the Beatty Street bike lane is already complete, with a curb now separating cyclists from traffic and parked cars. Previously, just a painted line marked the borders of the bike lane […]
We’ve got some good news on Vancouver’s bike share program. Since we first wrote about the upcoming launch of the highly-anticipated bicycle sharing system, we’ve learned that the proposed monthly rate will be $15 per month for unlimited rides under 30 minutes.
VICE and local credit union Vancity have partnered on a new video series, exploring Vancouver’s “surreal estate market.” The series looks at the issues facing young people and first-time buyers in the Lower Mainland. Part one features a group of young adults being forced to move from the house they are living in due to an imminent […]
Vancouver’s popular Bike to Work Week kicks off at the end of this month, running from May 30 to June 5, 2016. The event, organized by the cycling advocacy group, HUB Cycling Coalition, hopes to encourage more people to commute via bicycle, by showing them how easy (and fun) it can be. 2016 is the 10th […]
To help support this summer’s launch of Vancouver’s first public bike share system, the city is planning on adding several new protected lanes along major routes downtown, as well as improving existing routes. Here’s where the new bike lanes will be installed, and where upgrades will be taking place.
You may remember back in March when the City of Vancouver announced it had reached an agreement with CP Rail to buy the Arbutus Corridor for $55 million. Now there are plans for a greenway, and the city has released a neat YouTube video tour of the 11km corridor as it looks today. Check it out.