Metro Vancouver's Transit Plan: Static Thinking in a Dynamic World
The Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council has an ambitious 30-year vision for transit in Vancouver that begins with a 10-year plan. But even as funding for that plan is being considered by Vancouverites, new forms of transportation are changing the way that people use transportation.
Private inter city buses and dynamic shared car/shared ride services are growing in cities around the world, and may undercut assumptions about the use and value of building more fixed route, station-to-station transit.
The Mayors’ Council vision gives little consideration to emerging forms of dynamic transportation, putting the benefits of its plan, and the investment of Vancouverites at risk.