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Nwep sfot presentation_nov_9_2010

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Sustainable transportation presentation to the New Westminster Environmental Partners (NWEP) annual AGM on November 9, 2010.

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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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