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Downtown Vancouver Association | Highlights from Roundtable 2: Public Spaces

Highlights from Roundtable 2: Public Spaces

Roundtable #2 Board: Public Space

25 Sep Highlights from Roundtable 2: Public Spaces

Connecting the Dots: Towards a Transportation Referendum…

Group 2: Public SpacesOn September 25, 2014, the DVA held the second in a series of  seven Metrocore Quilting workshops (or roundtables) looking at the connection between transportation and some of the key components of successful city-making.   The goal is to generate a “quilt” of insights leading to inform the development of a DVA advocacy strategy for the Metro Vancouver Transit Referendum, expected to be held in the spring of 2015.

…a public spaces perspective

The September 25th event brought together participants involved in various aspects of public spaces to explore the shared understanding between businesses and community organizations that can help us take effective action in improving transportation in Vancouver’s Metrocore.


Here are some of the key findings from the event:

Key Takeaways: Public SpacesDVA Sketch - Public Spaces

  • Transit system can be seen as a form of regional public space, to differentiate the relationship between the Metrocore and the region:
    • Roads are public space.
  • Regional Connectivity
    • The Metrocore belongs to you in Langley as much as somebody in the West End;
    • Transit access.
  • A solid investment in public transit is actually an investment in all modes:
    • Everybody benefits from great transit (automobiles too!)
    • Utilize waterways.
  • Transit experience is a brand:
    • Transit as a neighbourhood identifier.
  • How do we create a resilient urban system?
    • How do we frame the impact+purpose of a complete transportation network?
    • Mobility and aging.



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