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In Defence of Produce Row

Participating in the process to develop the planning principles for the new St. Paul’s Hospital Precinct, and the Viaducts and False Creek Flats, the primary issue of concern that emerged for the DVA was the impact of the street network, particularly on the functionality of...

Northeast False Creek Workshop Response

DVA has consistently advocated meaningful streetscape connectivity as a primary element of any urban design proposition. Streets need consideration as activity and lingering places in addition to being passages that one traverses. We support the City’s aspiration for the new NEFC Streets to be “Great Streets”....

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...

Referendum question
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,...

Mobility as Essential Infrastructure [pm]
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...

Total Annual Taxpayer & External Costs
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...

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...