Integrated North Shore Planning Project recommends coordinated actions to improve transportation access and mobility
Sep 13, 2018
The issue of transportation and road congestion on the North Shore continues to grow, impacting residents, commuters, businesses, students, services, and quality of life. Recognizing the need for coordinated action among the many governments and public agencies with responsibility for transportation on the North Shore, the Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project (INSTPP) was launched in January 2018. It releases its Final Report to the public today.
INSTPP consisted of a Steering Committee and Staff Working Group made up of representatives from TransLink, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, and all levels of government on the North Shore including First Nations. INSTPP sought to provide a multi-agency forum through which a collective understanding of transportation access and mobility challenges could be reached and an action plan developed.
This collaborative approach to transportation planning is unprecedented on the North Shore and has resulted in a unified recommended action plan for the improvement of people and goods movement throughout the region and across the Burrard Inlet.
“The actions recommended by the Staff Working Group have been informed by the analysis of real traffic data and the application of modern, urban transportation planning best practices,” says INSTPP Steering Committee Chair, Bowinn Ma MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale. “Having a rational and agreed-upon vision for transportation on the North Shore is critical to ensuring that the region moves forward on this issue effectively.”
“I know people are frustrated with mounting congestion on the North Shore,” said BC Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena. “Though there’s no single solution to solving traffic congestion, INSTPP is a great example of how our governments are taking a collaborative approach on an action plan to solve the transportation challenges commuters face every day. I thank INSTPP members for their thoughtful work, and look forward to reviewing the recommendations to make life better for people on the North Shore.”
INSTPP’s key partner agencies include: City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, Government of Canada, Province of British Columbia, Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, TransLink and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
For more information about INSTPP visit their website