The proposed routes are being considered for not only it’s compatibility of a transit crossing with existing and future land but the potential for affordable housing.
North Vancouver – Lonsdale MLA, Bowinn Ma says that she has heard the challenges and barriers community members face every day and the impact it has on their lives. Ma states that this study will help develop the lives on the community,
“people are eager to embrace more socially, environmentally responsible modes of transportation. This technical feasibility study to find a rapid transit solution across the Burrard Inlet is an important step toward a third fixed-link crossing to the North Shore.”
The study is being funded by The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the districts of North Vancovuer, and West Vancouver, and the cities of Vancouver and North Vancouver are contributing to fund the study.
Vancouver Councillor Kennedy Stewart adds,
“the city understands that residents throughout the region are looking for reliable travel times and convenient access to jobs and leisure opportunities on both sides of the Burrard Inlet.”
The procurement process of the study has been led by Translink, the result will be used to inform the development of Transport 2050.
In a press release, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure share that making investments to improve transit is part of the government’s CleanBC plan, which will help reduce congestion and carbon pollution.