Metro Vancouver mayors are asking the provincial and federal governments to renew their partnership with the Region so we can implement the Access for Everyone plan without delay.
Access for Everyone requires a total investment of $21 billion dollars over the next decade, and the region can’t afford to do it alone.
Essential services like public transit are fundamental to having well-functioning, prosperous, healthy cities where affordable housing is within reach for everyone.
TransLink is already seeing serious overcrowding in some parts of the region and we are at risk of seeing many of our bus routes overcapacity as soon as 2025. That’s why it is critical for all three levels of government to invest in the Access for Everyone plan by 2024.
Access for Everyone will:
More than double bus service over 2022 levels
Add up to nine new traffic-separated Bus Rapid Transit lines
Make improvements to the region’s major road network
Increase HandyDART service for people with disabilities by 60 per cent and provide 24-hour service
Begin long-term planning for a rapid transit solution to the North Shore (Metrotown to Park Royal)
Build the Burnaby Mountain Gondola to Simon Fraser University
Extend the SkyTrain to the University of British Columbia
Increase SeaBus service start and end times to match SkyTrain’s service hours
Expand cycling and pedestrian infrastructure