What was this engagement about?
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure invited feedback to help define specific priorities and inform future provincial transportation planning south of the Fraser River. The population of Metro Vancouver is expected to grow by one million people over the next 25 years with communities south of the Fraser River supporting the highest growth in population and employment. With this population and employment growth, there would be an associated growth in trips for people and goods movement.
Building on the goals outlined in B.C. on the Move: A Ten-Year Transportation Plan, the focus of this engagement is how investments in provincial infrastructure can tie into and support local and regional transportation priorities, particularly as they relate to traffic congestion, population growth, highway safety, cycling connections and port traffic.
How did my contribution make a difference?
There are three major goals guiding the development of the South of Fraser Transportation Priorities:
- Enhance safety, mobility and reliability by monitoring highway performance and investing in improvements to address high risk locations
- Improve infrastructure in order to drive economic growth and trade by addressing mobility challenges on routes servicing major economic gateways
- Ensure British Columbia’s transportation sector is globally competitive by investing in and developing Canada’s Pacific Gateway
Public feedback was invited by reviewing the engagement materials and emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The information gathered during this engagement will inform future provincial planning and help define specific priorities for provincial infrastructure in the area.
Feedback was invited until March 31, 2017 by email.
Details of the Engagement:
Date: March 10 – March 31, 2017
Location: Lower Mainland – Southwest