A case for new transit options in the south Fraser region
Presented To:
New Westminster Environmental Partners (NWEP) AGM
...
WHO IS SOUTH FRASER ONTRAX ?
 Not For Profit / Non-Partisan BC Society Founded in April
2008
 Advocate for smart growth ...
THE ISSUES WE SEE AND HEAR
 “Transit Deficit” in south Fraser (SF) region
 Current focus = get people to Vancouver ??
 ...
THE ISSUES WE SEE AND HEAR
 We are built around roads (mobility) vs. people & walkability
 We have set ourselves up for ...
THE SOLUTIONS WE SEE AS PRACTICAL
 Land Use Planning + Transportation Planning (in tandem)
 Light Rail Transit servicing...
POPULATION
1910: 18,000 1951: 77,583
2031: 3,000,000
846,166
From Stats Canada
2006:2012: 1,000,000
TRANSPORTATION DEMAND
20%
80%
30% - No Car
ROAD NETWORK DEMAND
Increasing truck demand on our road network
-- MoT Gateway Program Discussion
Assuming a 50% goods mov...
ABBOTSFORD PATTERNS
Destinations
ABBOTSFORD PATTERNS
The Old Interurban Corridor
Will it still work for us? Should we keep options open?
We do own other Right-of-Ways.
ABBOTSFORD PATTERNS
“Horseshoe” Concept Transit & Other Corridors
SURREY
PATTERNS
Surrey = 2,428 vs. Burnaby 2,387 people per sq km
LANGLEY CITY “MASTER PLAN”
LANGLEY CITY “MASTER PLAN”
Transit Hub
The 200th
Streetcar Line
Brookswood
Fernridge
• Presently 14,000
• Future
Development Area
(2010-2030?):
minimum 35,000, b...
The 200th
Streetcar Line
City of Langley
• Presently 20,000
• Pretty much built-
out, but pursuing
aggressive
densificatio...
The 200th
Streetcar Line
Willoughby
• Presently 18,000
• Current
Development Area
(2008-2020):
likely 70,000,
including hi...
The 200th
Streetcar Line
Walnut Grove
• Presently 24,000
• Very modest
opportunities for in-
fill; will top out at
25,000
The 200th
Streetcar Line
200th
Corridor Total
(from 196 to 216)
• Presently 76,000
(65% of the present
total population of...
The 200th
Streetcar Line
Employment Areas
• NW Langley Industrial
Park
• Walnut Grove
Interchange
• 200th
Office Parks
• L...
The 200th
Streetcar Line
Township of Langley
High Density Zoning
• High-rises of up to
20 storeys
The 200th
Streetcar Line
Other Factors
• Regional links: The
Golden Ears Bridge and
the Interurban
•The Langley Events
Cen...
Streetcar Benefits
We know from studies of places like Portland
that streetcars do two things:
• They get people out of th...
Light Rail Transit (LRT)
Fraser Valley Heritage RR (2010 Tourist) = $325,000/per km
Typical North American LRT = $35M/per ...
UBC Study – What Could $2.8B Buy?UBC Study – What Could $2.8B Buy?
12 km. UBC SkyTrain
175 km LRT
What’s Happening Now? SRTS
Surrey Rapid Transit Study
Examining A Range of Technologies
Blog: www.southfraser.net
E-Mail: info@sfot.info
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  • The Interurban settled the South Fraser Valley. The line touches a variety of strategic destinations
  • The Interurban settled the South Fraser Valley. The line touches a variety of strategic destinations
  • The Interurban settled the South Fraser Valley. The line touches a variety of strategic destinations
  • The Interurban settled the South Fraser Valley. The line touches a variety of strategic destinations
  • On opening in 1910, the Interurban served a population of 18,000. When rubber replaced rail in 1950, the population of the valley was 77,000. Today, we are over ten times that number at 850,000 and headed for a million souls in 2012.. And NO passenger rail options.
  • Recent TransLink trip diaries show that only 20% of traffic in the south Farser Valley crosses the river. 80% has origin and destination south of the Fraser River. Approximately 30% of the “moving” population does not have access to private motor vehicles. A Community Rail system supplies the largest demand most effectively.
  • Nwep sfot presentation_nov_9_2010

    1. 1. A case for new transit options in the south Fraser region Presented To: New Westminster Environmental Partners (NWEP) AGM The Evolution of Transportation South Fraser OnTrax November 9, 2010
    2. 2. WHO IS SOUTH FRASER ONTRAX ?  Not For Profit / Non-Partisan BC Society Founded in April 2008  Advocate for smart growth development and transit options  Sponsor several free public education workshops each year  We advocate by engaging public officials in open discussions  We listen to reason – We encourage SOLUTIONS “We engage – We DON’T Protest” A Holistic Approach to Transit
    3. 3. THE ISSUES WE SEE AND HEAR  “Transit Deficit” in south Fraser (SF) region  Current focus = get people to Vancouver ??  TransLink numbers show need for SF community connections  SF = roads and buses only - no LRT or Streetcars  Aging population - transit for seniors and handicapped needed  Disconnect between development (TOD) & transit due to focus
    4. 4. THE ISSUES WE SEE AND HEAR  We are built around roads (mobility) vs. people & walkability  We have set ourselves up for what we have today  Local work options growing – much more needed  Long-term sustainable living/working/transport solutions  No progressive alternatives to goods movement implemented  Lack “complete roads” LRT – walkers – cyclers – automobiles
    5. 5. THE SOLUTIONS WE SEE AS PRACTICAL  Land Use Planning + Transportation Planning (in tandem)  Light Rail Transit servicing Abbotsford – Langley - Surrey  Open to alignment – Safety & Serves the Greatest Concern  Frequent LRT service with connection to region (MAX Line)  Community Shuttle Service is exceptional – connect to LRT  Local bus or Community Shuttle 15/15/7 – integrated LRT  Build Complete Communities (Metro Van Livable Region)  Complete Roads and Rail as Development Tool
    6. 6. POPULATION 1910: 18,000 1951: 77,583 2031: 3,000,000 846,166 From Stats Canada 2006:2012: 1,000,000
    7. 7. TRANSPORTATION DEMAND 20% 80% 30% - No Car
    8. 8. ROAD NETWORK DEMAND Increasing truck demand on our road network -- MoT Gateway Program Discussion Assuming a 50% goods movement by rail BC Port Traffic x3 by 2020
    9. 9. ABBOTSFORD PATTERNS Destinations
    10. 10. ABBOTSFORD PATTERNS
    11. 11. The Old Interurban Corridor Will it still work for us? Should we keep options open? We do own other Right-of-Ways.
    12. 12. ABBOTSFORD PATTERNS “Horseshoe” Concept Transit & Other Corridors
    13. 13. SURREY PATTERNS Surrey = 2,428 vs. Burnaby 2,387 people per sq km
    14. 14. LANGLEY CITY “MASTER PLAN”
    15. 15. LANGLEY CITY “MASTER PLAN” Transit Hub
    16. 16. The 200th Streetcar Line Brookswood Fernridge • Presently 14,000 • Future Development Area (2010-2030?): minimum 35,000, but more likely 50,000
    17. 17. The 200th Streetcar Line City of Langley • Presently 20,000 • Pretty much built- out, but pursuing aggressive densification; could top out at 39,000
    18. 18. The 200th Streetcar Line Willoughby • Presently 18,000 • Current Development Area (2008-2020): likely 70,000, including high rises along 200th
    19. 19. The 200th Streetcar Line Walnut Grove • Presently 24,000 • Very modest opportunities for in- fill; will top out at 25,000
    20. 20. The 200th Streetcar Line 200th Corridor Total (from 196 to 216) • Presently 76,000 (65% of the present total population of Langley) • Will top out at 184,000 (80% of the projected total population of Langley)
    21. 21. The 200th Streetcar Line Employment Areas • NW Langley Industrial Park • Walnut Grove Interchange • 200th Office Parks • Langley Regional Town Centre • Brookswood • Campbell Heights Industrial Park
    22. 22. The 200th Streetcar Line Township of Langley High Density Zoning • High-rises of up to 20 storeys
    23. 23. The 200th Streetcar Line Other Factors • Regional links: The Golden Ears Bridge and the Interurban •The Langley Events Centre • Open space still exists along 200th for TransLink to purchase and develop for funding
    24. 24. Streetcar Benefits We know from studies of places like Portland that streetcars do two things: • They get people out of their cars • They attract quality development We need both of these on 200th Street.
    25. 25. Light Rail Transit (LRT) Fraser Valley Heritage RR (2010 Tourist) = $325,000/per km Typical North American LRT = $35M/per km Typical Light Rail Station = $ 5K - $ 10K SkyTrain Canada Line = $105M/per km Evergreen Line $127M/per km UBC Line = $233M/per km Typical SkyTrain Station = $30M - 40M COST TO BUILD LRT vs. SKYTRAIN
    26. 26. UBC Study – What Could $2.8B Buy?UBC Study – What Could $2.8B Buy? 12 km. UBC SkyTrain 175 km LRT
    27. 27. What’s Happening Now? SRTS
    28. 28. Surrey Rapid Transit Study Examining A Range of Technologies
    29. 29. Blog: www.southfraser.net E-Mail: info@sfot.info More Information
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