Thinking beyond the highway: Regional transit
We need to think beyond driving if we are going to sustainably manage growth in our communities. BC Transit recently completed the Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan and I have been working with BC Transit and representatives from local governments and First Nations to lay the groundwork to turn regional transit into a reality.
Transit is critical to a diverse economy and to supporting employers and giving commuters options. Done right, it can also enhance tourism in the corridor by making it easier for people in Vancouver to travel up the corridor to ski, climb, hike, or shop without adding to highway traffic.
More people taking transit means fewer cars on the roads, which means both less traffic and fewer carbon emissions – a win-win scenario for the environment and the economy.