GVITE Breakfast Meeting
March 5, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am UTC-8$25 – $55
Translink x City of Vancouver
RapidBus Launch on 41st Ave Corridor
About the Presentation:
This presentation will examine how the City of Vancouver and TransLink delivered a new RapidBus route and service along 41st Avenue in Vancouver with significant new transit priority measures. Bus transit ridership on this route is already the second highest in the region, but subject to much delay and unreliability. The route connects two rapid transit stations, several distinct neighbourhoods and UBC.
The presentation will cover the following areas: the partnership between the two organizations to deliver this significant change; building the technical case for transit priority; service planning considerations; a review of the bus priority measures (including over 13km of bus lanes) and how the design process occurred, including assessment of tradeoffs; the engagement strategy with the community, and; initial travel time savings (if available).
About the Presenter:
Senior Transportation Planning Engineer, City of Vancouver
Tim Barton is a Senior Transportation Planning Engineer at City of Vancouver. He has over 18 years’ experience leading transportation projects, polices and plans. He’s worked in the public and private sectors in both Canada and the UK. In his current role at the City of Vancouver, Tim has led and been involved in a variety of projects and initiatives, including streetcar planning, Cambie Corridor Phase 3, Climate Emergency Response, Zero Emission Areas, greenway planning and the 41st Ave RapidBus.Tim believes that transportation has a critical role in creating places that are healthy, vibrant and sustainable. He loves applying his skills, knowledge and experience to bring about positive change in how people move about and experience their community.