The War on Cars?

By happy • November 13th, 2012



On path to becoming the Greenest City by 2040, Vancouver city councilors unanimously passed a transportation plan that aims to increase the foot, bike and transit trips from 44 to 66% by 2040.

For those of you who have sat through the stop-and-go Broadway corridor, you’ll understand the need to make some changes. This area is currently the top priority for a new rapid transit line, as is Hastings Street, 41st, and 49th avenues.

Other goals include reducing traffic fatalities to zero, upgrading crossings with better signals, lighting, curb bulges and wider sidewalks.

Compared to other cities, Vancouver is far behind in terms of offering accessible public transportation. Some of the most populated cities in the world offer the best transit systems to shuffle their commuters all over the city. According to Galding, some of the top cities to catch a ride include:

  • Curitiba, Brazil
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Paris, France
  • London, England

  • Hong Kong

Making our city as green as possible and reducing the amount of cars on the road is a great step in the right direction, but what about other municipalities in the Lower Mainland? What improvements would you like to see where you live? Tweet us or post on our Facebook wall and share your ideas!




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