GVITE Breakfast Meeting
April 11, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am PDT
North Shore faces considerable transportation challenges. Due to its geography, topography, and existing transportation network, road congestion is significant. And there is a lack of competitive and sustainable options. The Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project (INSTPP) was an unprecedented collaboration to seek real solutions to these challenges. It brought together TransLink, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and all three levels of government.
The purpose was to seek solutions for all parts of the transportation system, right across the North Shore. The result is an action plan to improve people and goods movement throughout the region and across Burrard Inlet.
We’re now working with all levels of government and key stakeholders to explore short-term actions. We will also provide longer-term options for inclusion in the Regional Transportation Strategy.There is no quick fix to cure congestion, but the INSTPP provides a valuable step forward. And new transportation investments are already underway as part of the Mayors’ 10-Year Vision. They include more frequent bus and SeaBus service, and the introduction of B-Lines.
About the Presenter:
Matt Craig as been involved in transportation planning for over fifteen years, and is currently the Senior Manager of Transportation and Land Use Planning at TransLink in Vancouver. Matt has a diversity of experience in sustainable transportation practice, including multi-modal integration, strategic planning, land-use and transportation coordination, transit network design, and transportation demand management.
Matt has a Master’s degree in environmental design (planning) from the University of Calgary and full membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners.