Engagement Process

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Engagement Process

TransLink is leading the development of a new Regional Transportation Strategy called, “Transport 2050.” At the same time, Metro Vancouver is updating Metro 2040, the Regional Growth Strategy.

What do you value about where you live and how you move? We want to hear about your bold and creative ideas for the future!

Your input will be used to help develop a renewed vision and goals for the region, which will then be used to help us evaluate the ideas you’ve shared with us. Later on, we’ll ask you to help us consider and weigh trade-offs between all the different ideas. Finally, we'll deliver the new Regional Transportation Strategy, which will help guide decisions for decades to come.

This is a once in a generation opportunity to shape how we move. And live.

How to Participate

Live, work, or study in Metro Vancouver? Share your values, vision, and ideas, via the survey and ideas board.

Responding as a group or organization? Download the Call for Ideas submission package (PDF, 214KB). Responses are due by September 22, 2019 and you can email transport2050@translink.ca with any questions.

Project Timeline

Phase 1: Share values and ideas, develop vision (Spring – Summer 2019)

What do you value about where you live? How do you like to move? What are your ideas for the new ways to travel around our region?

During Phase 1 engagement, TransLink is working with Metro Vancouver to understand what you care about so that we can develop a renewed vision for the region. This vision will inform our long-term strategies – the Regional Transportation Strategy (Transport 2050) and an update of Metro 2040, the Regional Growth Strategy (Metro 2040) – which shape how the region moves and lives.

TransLink will also use this information to develop goals for Transport 2050, which will be used to consider the transportation ideas you have provided.

This fall, TransLink will report back what we’ve heard from the region, and what we’re doing with the information you’ve shared.

Phase 2: Consider ideas and trade-offs (Spring 2020)

What kind of transportation future do you want? And how do we weigh the trade-offs between different ideas?

During Phase 2 engagement, TransLink will present different options for future transportation. These options will include projects, policies, and programs drawn from what we heard from you in Phase 1. The options will offer different benefits - and come with different costs – so we’ll ask you to weigh the choices that we have to make as a region.

Phase 3: Draft new Regional Transportation Strategy (Fall 2020)

Can you see your values, vision, and ideas reflected in Transport 2050?

In Phase 3, TransLink will share the draft strategy - a shared blueprint that will help the region navigate the next 30 years of transportation. We’ll show you where and how public and stakeholder input has been considered and shaped the draft document.

Following Phase 3 engagement, TransLink will take the strategy to the Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation for approval. From there, the region will start putting the strategy into action!

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