The City of Vancouver is seeking proposals from landscape architecture or urban planning firms to help map the future of the West End waterfront including Sunset Beach and English Bay.
Transportation in Metro Vancouver
News on transportation projects across the Lower Mainland, including cycling infrastructure, rapid transit and road improvements.
The extension of the Millennium Line SkyTrain west of VCC-Clark to Arbutus will transform the Broadway corridor and encourage thousands of drivers to leave their vehicles at home.
In Surrey, two planned LRT lines to Guildford Town Centre and Willowbrook in Langley are already encouraging high-density development along the proposed routes.
Three levels of government are committing funding to widen Highway 1 from 216th Street to 264th Street in Langley, by adding an HOV lane.
Public consultation on the Granville Bridge Connector, a future walking and cycling path down the centre of the bridge, is now underway.
A city-led community panel is recommending the National-Charles option for the new False Creek Flats arterial road.
A new poll commissioned by UBC shows the vast majority of Metro Vancouver residents support extending the Millennium Line SkyTrain beyond Arbutus Street, all the way to UBC.
Two new renderings of stations along the proposed SkyTrain extension from Surrey to Langley have been released. TransLink recently launched a new website, chronicling updates on the project.
The six finalists in the City of Vancouver’s bike rack design competition have been revealed, with winning designs to be installed this fall. Designs must hold at least two bikes; be cost-effective to fabricate and install; and reflect Vancouver in an original and creative way. Over 400 submissions were received, and narrowed down to a […]
TransLink has opened its fourth bike parkade, this time at King Edward Station on the Canada Line. The parkades allow people who cycle to and from transit stations to store their bike for the day. The cost is minimal at $1 per day, up to a maximum of $8 per month. The secure bike parkades […]
Only projects with 100 per cent social or supportive housing will be considered under interim rezoning policy The City of Vancouver wants to curb land speculation along the Broadway Corridor, ahead of the extension of the Millennium SkyTrain line westward to Arbutus Street — and eventually, UBC. The city is developing a new plan for […]
Worry free trips to the store, your mom’s or the mountains — just a few reasons why carsharing has become entrenched in the fabric of modern Vancouver life The dense, bustling cities of New York, Chicago and San Francisco have got nothing on Vancouver — at least not when it comes to carsharing. In fact, […]
The number of places to fuel up in Metro Vancouver continues to shrink, with four more Esso gas stations up for sale. Colliers Canada is marketing the four stations as “high-profile redevelopment opportunities.” The stations can be purchased individually, in groupings or as part of a package. The stations are all corner properties, and are […]
The City of Vancouver is seeking proposals to develop a “gateway residential neighbourhood” on two parcels of land currently home to the Granville Loops. The property is available on a long-term, 99 year lease. The city plans to demolish the on and off-ramps to and from the Granville Street Bridge, and develop the land underneath […]
TransLink is making it easier for those with disabilities to operate the fare gates at SkyTrain and SeaBus stations. The transit authority has begun issuing RFID cards to eligible riders who are physically unable to tap a Compass card. The Compass card system was criticized before it even launched by disability advocates who complained that […]
The City of Vancouver plans to convene a community panel to determine the best route for a new arterial road and overpass through the False Creek Flats. The city says a new arterial road and overpass is needed due to delays at the Prior/Venables crossing. A recent analysis determined the crossing experiences an average of […]
TransLink wants to make waiting for the 99 B-Line bus to UBC a little easier on Vancouver’s notoriously rainy days. Construction starts next week on a new bus shelter in front of the Shoppers Drug Mart on Broadway to shelter 99 B-Line passengers heading westbound. The large glass and steel bus shelter will provide weather […]