Vancouver British Columbia – thriving without limited access freeways

Vancouver British Columbia has completed a transportation plan for the future, Transportation 2040. Without a single limited access freeway this city metro of over 2.3 million and growing sets an example for the rest of the world in sustainability. Rather than look to new roads to accommodate population growth, alternative modes of transportation move to the front. Here is an excerpt from the web site that describes goals for the plan.

The plan supports goals that address the many challenges we face, and seeks to meet Vancouver’s economic, environmental, and social needs:

Economy – We envision a smart and efficient transportation system that supports a thriving economy while increasing affordability

People – We envision healthy citizens in a safe, accessible, and vibrant city

Environment – We envision a city that enhances its natural environment, ensuring a healthy future for its people and the planet

Vancouver transportation 2040 plan