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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...

Quality as a Priority
Transportation Roundtable Emerging Theme: Quality as a Priority

Throughout the seven roundtables, there were several ideas that resonated across groups. Out of these, we were able to identify three central themes.  The second theme is the need to place quality as a priority when planning our transportation system.  “Place Matters” is a common theme amongst...

Across the Board Investments
Tranportation Roundtable Emerging Theme: Across the Board Investments

Throughout the seven roundtables, there were several ideas that resonated across groups. Out of these, we were able to identify three central themes.  The first theme that we identified is the elephant in the room—the need for across the board investments in our transportation system. This cant...

DVA Metrocore Transportation Rountables Quilt
DVA Transporation Rountable MetroCore Quilt Boards

The purpose of the DVA Transportation Roundtables was to develop a shared discourse regarding city building and transportation infrastructure in the Vancouver’s MetroCore. The "MetroCore Quilt" Process Participants in each of our seven workshops discussed and developed ideas over a "MetroCore Quilt" game board. The informal nature of this tool...