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Downtown Vancouver Association | Yuri Artibise

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Rethinking Transportation- New Voices, New Ideas
EVENT: Transportation Referendum—Lessons Learned from the Front Line

Readers interested in our Metrocore Transportation Quilt Roundtables may also be interested in this upcoming event presented by Translink and the SFU City Program. FREE, but reservations are required. Transportation Referendum: Lessons Learned from the Front Line Monday, January 19, 7 to 9 p.m. Room 1400, SFU Harbour Centre,...

B.C. Government Approves Transit Referendum Question

BC Transportation Minister Todd Stone announced his approval Thursday for a regional transit referendum, while slightly altering the question originally proposed by the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation.The provincial government  has promised to mail out ballots to voters starting March 16, 2015. The final ballot will...

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Transportation and Transit Referendum Question

The Metro Vancouver Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation has approved and announced the question for the 2015 transportation referendum ballot. The text of the proposed question is: Transportation and Transit Referendum Cut Congestion * Better Service * More Buses and Rapid Transit One million more people will live and...

DVA Position on the Transportation Referendum

As an organization focused on the business of enhancing the downtown for all its communities, the Downtown Vancouver Association (DVA) brings together people from many backgrounds in order to "connect the dots" on key urban issues. With this in mind, during the autumn of 2014,...

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DVA Supports Coalition Position on Transportation Referendum

The Downtown Vancouver Association (DVA) is pleased to endorse the following statement from of the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition’s support of the upcoming Transit Referendum: One of the most important decisions facing Metro Vancouver for the next generation is the 2015 Referendum on transit, transportation, and goods and...

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Mobility as Essential Infrastructure

One of the shared understandings to arise out of the DVA Metrocore Quilt roundtables was that there are three essential elements for an urban society: Water * Mobility * Society Without water, there is no habitation (nor food) Without mobility,there is no trade (exchange of labour nor material progress) Without society, there is no basis for...

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Metro Vancouver Mobility Subsidies

The hidden costs of transportation in Metro Vancouver Travelers pay a portion of their transportation costs: from an individual’s purchase of a bike, to a bridge toll paid by a trucking company, to a fare for a bus ride. Still, user payments do not cover the costs of...

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Not Your Father’s DVA

Earlier thais week, Gordon Price,  the Director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University—and a former City of Vancouver councillor—wrote a post on our Roundtable Round-up. In it, he reviews his main takeaways from the roundtables and shares a few of his thoughts on the...

DVA Transportation Roundtable Sketches
DVA Transportation Roundtable Sketches

During the course of our roundtable series, we collected a lot of information about peoples aspirations and hopes for a connected MetroCore area. This information was recorded on our MetroCore Quilt boards. When reviewing the game boards, we realized that they only captured a part...

Innovative Rethinking
Transportation Roundtable Emerging Theme: Innovative Rethinking

Throughout the seven roundtables, there were several ideas that resonated across groups. Out of these, we were able to identify three central themes.  Our third theme is the need for innovative rethinking of how our overall transportation system operates. This includes the rethinking our current systems of governance...