South Fraser OnTrax
A case for new transit options in the south Fraser region
                 February 27, 2009
WHO IS SOUTH FRASER ONTRAX ?

            “We engage – We DON’T Protest”
             A Holistic Approach to Transit

 No...
THE ISSUES WE SEE AND HEAR
 “Transit Deficit” in south Fraser (SF) region
 Current focus = get people to Vancouver
 Tra...
THE SOLUTIONS WE SEE AS PRACTICAL
  Re-activate Light Rail Transit from Abbotsford to Surrey
  Open to alignment – Safet...
POPULATION               From Stats Canada




                                2006:
2012: 1,000,000
                     ...
TRANSPORTATION DEMAND



 20%



       80%

  30% - No Car
ROAD NETWORK DEMAND



                                Assuming a 50% goods movement by rail
                             ...
ROAD NETWORK DEMAND




Change in nature of our trips

A = Traditional downtown pattern

B = Increased population & locati...
ABBOTSFORD PATTERNS
ABBOTSFORD PATTERNS
ABBOTSFORD PATTERNS




    Destinations
ABBOTSFORD PATTERNS




“Horseshoe” Concept Transit & Other Corridors
ABBOTSFORD COMMUTER PATTERNS




31% From Langley & Surrey + 18% From Further West (49%)
SURREY PATTERNS




Surrey = 2,428 vs. Burnaby 2,387 people per sq km
SURREY PATTERNS




Blue = Private Auto Use / Red = Public Transit Use
LANGLEY CITY “MASTER PLAN”
LANGLEY CITY “MASTER PLAN”




        Transit Hub
The
200th
Streetcar
Line
  Brookswood
   Fernridge

•
Presently

14,000

     •
Future
Development
Area
  (2010‐2030?):
mi...
The
200th
Streetcar
Line
  City
of
Langley

•
Presently

20,000

•
PreBy
much
built‐
 out,
but
pursuing
     aggressive
  ...
The
200th
Streetcar
Line
   Willoughby

•
Presently

18,000

      •
Current
Development
Area
   (2008‐2020):
   likely
70...
The
200th
Streetcar
Line
   Walnut
Grove

•
Presently

24,000

   •
Very
modest
opportuniHes
for
in‐
 fill;
will
top
out
at...
The
200th
Streetcar
Line
200th
Corridor
Total
 (from
196
to
216)

  •
Presently

76,000
 (65%
of
the
present
  total
popul...
The
200th
Streetcar
Line
Employment
Areas

•
NW
Langley
Industrial
           Park
     •
Walnut
Grove
       Interchange
...
The
200th
Streetcar
Line
Township
of
Langley
High
Density
Zoning

•
High‐rises
of
up
to
     20
storeys
The
200 th
Streetcar
Line


    Other
Factors

  •
Regional
links:
The
 Golden
Ears
Bridge

and
     the
Interurban
   •Th...
Streetcar
Benefits

We
know
from
studies
of
places
like
Portland

that
streetcars
do
two
things:

  •
They
get
people
out
o...
System Cost – UBC Study




$2.8B = 12 km. UBC SkyTrain

        $2.8B = 175 km Streetcars/LRT
Rapid Bus vs. LRT




Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) / Rapid Bus   LRT / Streetcar
Rapid Bus vs. LRT
       Compared with Bus Only cities - Large Rail cities have:


• 400% higher per capita transit riders...
COST TO BUILD LRT vs. SKYTRAIN
Light Rail Transit (LRT)
Fraser Valley Heritage RR (2010 Tourist) = $325,000/per km
Typical...
Q&A

     More Information
  Website: www.sfot.info
Blog: www.southfraser.net
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South Fraser OnTrax delivered this presentation to the Ministry of Transportation, TransLink, BC Transit, Fraser Valley Region Direct, and the City of Abbotsford (to name a few) about the need for light rail in the South of Fraser in the Lower Mainland

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A Case for New Transit Options in the South Fraser Region

  1. 1. South Fraser OnTrax A case for new transit options in the south Fraser region February 27, 2009
  2. 2. WHO IS SOUTH FRASER ONTRAX ? “We engage – We DON’T Protest” A Holistic Approach to Transit  Not For Profit / Non-Partisan BC Society Founded in April 2008  Need for advocates that don’t head-butt MoT & TransLink  Advocate for smart growth development and transit options  Sponsor several free public education workshops each year  Meet 2nd Thursday of each month in the Township of Langley  We advocate by engaging public officials in open discussions  We do not engage in political name-calling  We listen to reason – We encourage middle ground
  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  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
  4. 4. THE SOLUTIONS WE SEE AS PRACTICAL  Re-activate Light Rail Transit from Abbotsford to Surrey  Open to alignment – Safety & Serves the Greatest Good  Can eventually connect to Chilliwack when there is a biz case  Local streetcar systems = Abbotsford, the Langleys & Surrey  Frequent LRT service with connection to YXX  Community Shuttle Service is exceptional – connect to LRT  Local bus or Community Shuttle 15/15/7 – integrated LRT  Land use & transportation planning fit together (TOD)  Build Complete Communities (Metro Van Livable Region)  Build Complete Roads – mandate as a condition of funding  Install rail lines with all complete roads  Coordinate all new underground utilities to facilitate LRT
  5. 5. POPULATION From Stats Canada 2006: 2012: 1,000,000 846,166 2031: 3,000,000 1910: 18,000 1951: 77,583
  6. 6. TRANSPORTATION DEMAND 20% 80% 30% - No Car
  7. 7. ROAD NETWORK DEMAND Assuming a 50% goods movement by rail BC Port Traffic x3 by 2020 Increasing truck demand on our road network -- MoT Gateway Program Discussion
  8. 8. ROAD NETWORK DEMAND Change in nature of our trips A = Traditional downtown pattern B = Increased population & location of job creation = Complex Travel Patterns
  9. 9. ABBOTSFORD PATTERNS
  10. 10. ABBOTSFORD PATTERNS
  11. 11. ABBOTSFORD PATTERNS Destinations
  12. 12. ABBOTSFORD PATTERNS “Horseshoe” Concept Transit & Other Corridors
  13. 13. ABBOTSFORD COMMUTER PATTERNS 31% From Langley & Surrey + 18% From Further West (49%)
  14. 14. SURREY PATTERNS Surrey = 2,428 vs. Burnaby 2,387 people per sq km
  15. 15. SURREY PATTERNS Blue = Private Auto Use / Red = Public Transit Use
  16. 16. LANGLEY CITY “MASTER PLAN”
  17. 17. LANGLEY CITY “MASTER PLAN” Transit Hub
  18. 18. The
200th
Streetcar
Line Brookswood Fernridge •
Presently

14,000 •
Future Development
Area (2010‐2030?): minimum
35,000, but
more
likely 50,000
  19. 19. The
200th
Streetcar
Line City
of
Langley •
Presently

20,000 •
PreBy
much
built‐ out,
but
pursuing aggressive densificaHon; could
top
out
at 39,000
  20. 20. The
200th
Streetcar
Line Willoughby •
Presently

18,000 •
Current Development
Area (2008‐2020): likely
70,000, including
high
rises along
200th
  21. 21. The
200th
Streetcar
Line Walnut
Grove •
Presently

24,000 •
Very
modest opportuniHes
for
in‐ fill;
will
top
out
at 25,000
  22. 22. The
200th
Streetcar
Line 200th
Corridor
Total (from
196
to
216) •
Presently

76,000 (65%
of
the
present total
populaHon
of Langley) •
Will
top
out
at 184,000
(80%
of
the projected
total populaHon
of
Langley)
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. The
200th
Streetcar
Line Township
of
Langley High
Density
Zoning •
High‐rises
of
up
to 20
storeys
  25. 25. The
200 th
Streetcar
Line Other
Factors •
Regional
links:
The Golden
Ears
Bridge

and the
Interurban •The
Langley
Events Centre •
Open
space
sHll
exists along
200th
for
TransLink to
purchase
and
develop for
funding
  26. 26. Streetcar
Benefits We
know
from
studies
of
places
like
Portland 
that
streetcars
do
two
things: •
They
get
people
out
of
their
cars •
They
aBract
quality
development We
need
both
of
these
on
200th
Street.
  27. 27. System Cost – UBC Study $2.8B = 12 km. UBC SkyTrain $2.8B = 175 km Streetcars/LRT
  28. 28. Rapid Bus vs. LRT Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) / Rapid Bus LRT / Streetcar
  29. 29. Rapid Bus vs. LRT Compared with Bus Only cities - Large Rail cities have: • 400% higher per capita transit ridership (589 vs. 118 annual passenger-miles) • 887% higher the transit commute mode split (13.4% vs. 2.7%) • 36% lower per capita traffic fatalities (7.5 vs.11.7 annual deaths per 100,000 residents) • 14% lower per capita consumer transportation expenditures ($448 average annual savings), despite residents’ higher income. • 19% smaller portion of household budgets devoted to transportation (12.0% vs. 14.0%) • 21% lower per capita motor vehicle mileage (1,958 fewer annual miles) • 33% lower transit operating costs per passenger-mile (42 cents vs. 63 cents) • 58% higher transit service cost recovery (38% vs. 24%) FROM: “Rail Transit in America”, Todd Litman - Oct. 2008 Victoria Transport Policy Institute Report
  30. 30. COST TO BUILD LRT vs. SKYTRAIN 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
  31. 31. Q&A More Information Website: www.sfot.info Blog: www.southfraser.net
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