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Presentation by Gordon Price on Motordom (or designing cities/regions around the auto), and the affect that it has on our cities. He also looks at how the pillar need to building auto-oriented communities; cheap, secure energy is coming to a close and that puts us in bad place. He looks at how due to project such as the Gateway Program and lack of transit funding, the South Fraser is looked into a auto-oriented future.

He also presents example of good urban design in Metro Vancouver.

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  1. 1. MOTORDOM
  2. 2. Motordom Auto-Dependent Urban Form
  3. 3. Kamloops
  4. 4. Westbank
  5. 5. Courtenay
  6. 6. Cranbrook
  7. 7. Kelowna
  8. 8. Kelowna Form follows parking
  9. 9. <ul><li>Big and simple </li></ul><ul><li>Flat and square </li></ul><ul><li>Low-density and single-use </li></ul><ul><li>Auto-oriented </li></ul>Design for Motordom
  10. 10. 1942 First edition Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Handbook. Dedicated to the “ efficient, free and rapid flow of traffic .”
  11. 11. The City redesigned to accommodate the car. The Urban Region designed for the car . The Age of Motordom
  12. 12. <ul><li>Motordom overdid it. </li></ul>It drove out choice. . Leaving us vulnerable.
  13. 14. Where is there a good example of an urban region that has successfully dealt with traffic congestion by building more roads and bridges? A place that we should model ourselves after?
  14. 15. Recipe for Suburbia <ul><li>Cheap, secure energy </li></ul><ul><li>Abundant, serviced land </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous flow of safe water </li></ul><ul><li>Low-cost, insured money </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies to make it all work </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Cheap, secure energy </li></ul>
  16. 17. Crude Oil in 2008 Dollars 1861 2006
  17. 18. Peak Oil
  18. 19. <ul><li>Sufficient density </li></ul><ul><li>Mix and proximty </li></ul><ul><li>Good design </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Choice </li></ul>Formula for Successful Urbanity (Dn + Mx / Pr) x Ds = TC Recipe for Urbanity
  19. 20. <ul><li>Sufficient density </li></ul><ul><li>Mix and proximty </li></ul><ul><li>Good design </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Choice </li></ul>Formula for Successful Urbanity Recipe for Urbanity
  20. 21. Five Practical Choices <ul><li>Car </li></ul><ul><li>Taxi, Car-sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Transit of all kinds </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycle / scooter </li></ul><ul><li>Foot </li></ul>Five Practical Choices Moving Around
  21. 24. Post-Motordom
  22. 26. Commercial Drive
  23. 27. Fraser Street
  25. 29. VANCOUVER: Looks like a 20th-century city. Works like a 19 th -century city.
  26. 30. Concord Pacific QUAYSIDE VANCOUVER: Looks like a 21st-century city. Works like a 19th-century city.
  27. 31. Auto and Pedestrian Movements Downtown (per day) <ul><li>116,998 auto movements </li></ul><ul><li>about 70,000 pedestrian movements </li></ul>1994 <ul><li>101,371 auto movements </li></ul><ul><li>108,500 pedestrian movements </li></ul>1999
  28. 32. July 13, 2006
  29. 33. Walking City Streetcar Trolley City
  30. 34. Hollywood Freeway Chinatown Freeway
  31. 35. Chinatown Freeway
  32. 37. SkyTrain, Seabus and West Coast Express New Westminster to Coquitlam Central Broadway to Lougheed Mall Millennium Westcoast Express SeaBus Existing SkyTrain Future Richmond
  33. 39. Newport Village Port Moody
  34. 41. Suter Brook Port Moody SUTER BROOK Port Moody
  35. 44. Port Mann Bridge twin Highway 99 crossings South Fraser Perimeter Road North Fraser Perimeter Road Golden Ears Crossing Sea to Sky widening Pitt River Crossing Boundary Road Bridge Highway 1 widening Highway 99 / 1 link
  36. 45. “ By increasing the capacity of our transportation infrastructure, we allow traffic to flow more smoothly.” Kevin Falcon
  37. 46. Fraser Valley, British Columbia San Fernando Valley, California
  40. 50. Nice planet. Too bad we can’t afford it. “ If we were to decide in the present generation to take all of the sacrifices and labours of the generations before us and exploit them fully for ourselves and give the back of our hand to the generations coming after us, it would be the most immoral act of any generation of humans in history. ” - Al Gore ( November, 2009 )
  41. 51. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed. - Tom Robbins Resilience
  42. 52. Price Tags