TransLink works closely with public and private sector partners to foster transit-oriented development, and the rest of the North America is taking notice
Over one million times each day, a train, bus or ferry operated by South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) in the Greater Vancouver area is boarded. That translates to approximately 418,000 people—or about 18 per cent of Metro Vancouver’s population—taking a trip on public transit on a typical weekday. The five busiest TransLink stations have more foot traffic than Vancouver’s busiest street corner at Robson and Burrard.
In order for this level of frequent transit use to be successful, it is essential that people can walk to transit services quickly and conveniently from the places they live, work, shop and play, says TransLink.
“TransLink is a leader in North America in its efforts to work closely with public and private sector partners to foster transit-oriented development,” explains Kevin Desmond, chief executive officer of TransLink. “This type of collaboration enables people to drive less and to walk, cycle and take transit more often. This maximizes the value of transit investments for the region. We all benefit.” Read more