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Transportation 2040 | City of Vancouver

Recent developments with this initiative

Congestion Management Strategy

The Congestion Management Strategy (1 MB), adopted by council in 2017, provides direction on identifying and monitoring congestion, developing strategies to address impacted areas, and tracking progress and results. 

Transportation panel survey results

The reports show how far we’ve come to meeting the mode share goals of the Transportation 2040 Plan and Greenest City Action Plan.

Active transportation promotion and education

July 29, 2016 – The Active Transportation Promotion and Enabling Plan (ATPEP) looks at non-infrastructure based approaches to increasing the number of people who walk and cycle to their destinations.

Annual transportation panel survey results

May 4, 2016 – Staff updated Council on the results of our transportation panel survey. Both show how far we’ve come to meeting the mode share-goals of the Transportation 2040 Plan and Greenest City Action Plan.

Walking and cycling safety update

June 12, 2013 – Staff provided Council with an overview of recent transportation trends, and gave an update on improving safety for people walking and cycling.

Improving local transit

May 29, 2013 – Staff updated Council on local transit improvements, the Stanley Park Causeway, and allowing taxis to use bus lanes.

Improving the False Creek Bridges for people walking and cycling

April 24, 2013 – Staff updated Council on plans to improve the False Creek bridges for people walking and cycling, in coordination with required maintenance and rehabilitation.

Transportation 2040 Plan approved by Council

October 31, 2012 – After two years of extensive consultation with the engagement of over 18,000 citizens, Vancouver City Council voted today to approve the new Transportation 2040 Plan, an ambitious and balanced framework for Vancouver’s transportation future.

Transportation 2040 Draft Plan presented

October 30, 2012 – Staff presented the plan at the regular City Council meeting at 9:30am, followed by a meeting of the Standing Committee on City Finance and Services at 1:30pm.

Phase 2 consultation summary

August 7, 2012 – During the Transportation 2040 Phase 2 consultations in June and July 2012, over 10,000 people participated through public events, community and stakeholder meetings, an online questionnaire, social media, and email. In general, there was strong support for the City of Vancouver’s draft transportation policies and actions.

Presentation to City Council

May 29, 2012 – The transportation plan team gave an update to Council. View the update in the Documents tab.

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Car Free Day Vancouver

Car Free Day Vancouver

Car Free Day celebrates the vibrancy of Vancouver’s diverse neighbourhoods by organizing a multi-site annual arts and culture festival that reclaims traffic thoroughfares as community focused public spaces. This allows artists, local residents, performers, artisans, non-profits, and businesses to interact, engage, and re-imagine spaces normally reserved for vehicle traffic. We continue to be a green and grassroots effort, directed and organized by the local residents in each Car Free Day neighbourhood.

Car Free Day Vancouver began in Grandview-Woodlands with concerns over the Gateway highway widening project and the effects of increasing automobile traffic in the neighbourhood. In the place of traditional protest, the founders of Car Free Commercial Drive created a street festival where those from the neighbourhood could be engaged to rethink the range of uses for neighbourhood streets.

Since 2008, the registered non-profit Car Free Vancouver Society has helped communities in the West End and Main Street put on their own festivals. Keeping to the spirit of the original Car Free Days, each festival is produced by members from these neighbourhoods and thus reflects the talents, aspirations and culture particular to these communities.

Car Free Day continues to grow in popularity as measured by attendance, footprint and by the numerous ‘best of’ awards from local media including The Georgia Straight, the Vancouver Courier, and the WestEnder.

Car Free Day remains an almost exclusively volunteer run street festival and gratefully acknowledges the help we have received from the City of Vancouver, local artists, our neighbourhood businesses and BIAs, our sustainability partners Vancity, Translink, and Portable Electric, and most of all from the hundreds of neighbourhood volunteers.

Interesting learning more and participating in this year’s street festivals?

Want to volunteer? Consider getting involved!


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