Anybody who has ever sat in rush hour traffic knows Vancouver has challenges getting people moving. But anyone who has passed that traffic in a bike lane or on a bus knows there are better ways to get everyone where they need to go. OneCity knows the best way our city can tackle the climate emergency is by making it easier for folks to take a trip that doesn’t pollute. We’ll limit our dependence on personal vehicles and free up space on our streets for those that need it. OneCity will make getting around without a car quick, easy, cheap, safe, clean and even enjoyable.
Waiting half an hour for a crowded bus in the hot sun or pouring rain because it’s stuck in traffic is a miserable way to start your day. OneCity will give transit the priority it needs to make riding the bus convenient and comfortable. We’ll work with TransLink so people spend less time waiting for the bus and enjoy it more when they have to. And we’ll make sure everyone can afford to access jobs, appointments and services via transit.
Over decades, we’ve built Vancouver for cars, driving people further away and compounding the climate emergency. Now it’s time for us to rethink our streets to make it practical for everyone to leave the car at home. OneCity will connect our communities with the sidewalks and bike lanes they lack, especially in places like South Vancouver which have often been left out.
Nobody should fear for their life when crossing the street or riding a bicycle. Vancouverites must not accept people regularly dying on our streets. OneCity will make everyone feel comfortable moving around Vancouver on foot, using a wheelchair or with a bike. We’ll also build better sidewalks and more protected bike lanes to encourage people to leave the car at home.