Transportation System Plan

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Project Update: Spring 2022

The Transportation System Plan (TSP) is still underway and the City would like to thank the many community members that have participated in the planning process so far. As of March, 2022, the City has published the Draft Goals Framework, which will help guide TSP recommendations and strategies as the planning process moves forward. Learn more about the Draft Goals Framework by clicking on the buttons below.

The City would like to hear from you! After reviewing the goals, please leave your feedback by completing a brief online survey. Your feedback will help the City understand

Project Update: Spring 2022

The Transportation System Plan (TSP) is still underway and the City would like to thank the many community members that have participated in the planning process so far. As of March, 2022, the City has published the Draft Goals Framework, which will help guide TSP recommendations and strategies as the planning process moves forward. Learn more about the Draft Goals Framework by clicking on the buttons below.

The City would like to hear from you! After reviewing the goals, please leave your feedback by completing a brief online survey. Your feedback will help the City understand if the goals are right for Vancouver and how they should be used to guide the TSP.


The draft goals and framework were developed based on robust public and stakeholder outreach around transportation values in the Summer and Fall of 2021. Building on this prior work, the City has developed the draft goals and framework that will be used to evaluate potential projects, policies, and programs to be recommended in the TSP.

The City is committed to an inclusive process, so hard copies and other accessible materials can be provided as needed. In addition, you can always request accommodations through the City's Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Program.


What's next?

The City will be collecting feedback on the Draft Goals Framework through the Spring of 2022. In the Summer, the City will be conducting additional outreach to share and gather community input on Draft TSP Solutions. Learn how to stay up to date by reading more below!


Stay up to date

To stay up to date on the project, please subscribe to our email list using the form in the right sidebar on this page, and follow the City of Vancouver on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Nextdoor.


What is a Transportation System Plan?

A Transportation System Plan will help guide the City's future transportation system and serves as the update to the City's previous Transportation System Plan, last updated in 2004. The plan will explore transportation needs and priorities in partnership with Vancouver residents, employees, and visitors.

The Transportation System Plan will examine existing travel conditions for all users of the city's transportation system, including those who drive, walk, bicycle, ride transit, or deliver freight. The City will also talk to residents about their transportation priorities, with additional focus on communities that have been historically under-served by transportation investments.

Building from these conversations over the coming year, the Transportation System Plan will identify recommended policies, programs, and projects to guide the City's transportation future.


What is Vancouver Moves?

The TSP is part of the Vancouver Moves program - a citywide initiative to increase safety and mobility for all community members regardless of how they travel. Learn more about the Vancouver Moves portfolio of projects by visiting the City website.


Why transportation matters

Vancouver residents depend on the transportation system every day.

Transportation matters because everyone in Vancouver deserves a safe and reliable transportation system that meets their daily needs. Much has changed since the City’s current Transportation System Plan was adopted in 2004. Since 2010, Vancouver has welcomed more than 14,000 new residents and 10,000 new jobs, meaning the transportation system must meet the needs of a growing community. The transportation system must also adapt to changing community needs, including impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, while supporting the city's health and economy.


Learn more about transportation today

On November 12, 2020, the City launched an Online Open House to share an overview of the Transportation System Plan, information about the current transportation system, and to give our community an opportunity to provide feedback to help shape the City's future transportation plans. You can visit the Online Open House to learn more about the transportation system today.


Other ways to share your feedback

This website offers multiple ways to share your transportation ideas with the City. Use the tabs below to tell us your transportation story, share your ideas, or ask a question.

Tell Us Your Transportation Story

This is the place where you can share your own personal story about how transportation affects your daily life in Vancouver.

You can share anything you want, but here are some examples of things you could tell us:

  • What are travel conditions like where you live, work or commute?
  • Do you usually drive, walk, bike, ride transit or something else?
  • Where do you usually go and what are your favorite places to visit in the city?
  • How long is your average trip?
  • What do you like about the city's transportation system?
  • Do you feel safe travelling in Vancouver?
  • What transportation topics are important to you?

Please note that your story will be visible to all users after you submit it.

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    Light Rail

    by Senior, 2 months ago

    I'm very much looking forward to light rail coming to Vancouver someday. I'm a senior citizen, and the bus stops closest to me are a bit far. I don't understand why some are phobic about light rail. It's quick and easy transportation. It would be run by CTran, not Trimet.

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    Let's Rethink Some of This...

    by Not a Suburb of Portland, 2 months ago
    I moved to Vancouver over 20 years ago, wanting a place that I could raise my children, feel safe, and take pride in my community. I have not been disappointed until recently.


    It saddens me to hear that we are now considered a "suburb of Portland, Oregon", because Vancouver is, and always has been, so much more than that. We are not a suburb of Portland, nor do most of us want to be. The recent announcement of the support by City Council of the light rail coming to Vancouver is as alarming as the recent development that has, unfortunately... Continue reading

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    Afraid to cross the street on foot

    by MintyFresh, 8 months ago

    I live in Ellsworth Springs, very close to I-205 and SE 10th St. I can walk around my block, but I have observed that the intersections at 10th St and Ellsworth, 205 and Chkalov are dangerous to the few pedestrians that dare cross the road. Cars here are generally not expecting pedestrians. The one time I tried to cross 10th going north, pushing my kid in a stroller, a Southbound SUV on Ellsworth nearly plowed us down in the intersection. That was 7 years ago and I have avoided crossing 10th Ave. on foot since. I wonder if there is... Continue reading

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    plfels@gmail.com

    by Peter Fels, 8 months ago
    I live in the Northwest Neighborhood and frequently ride my bicycle to downtown Vancouver. The ride is easy and is now even easier with completion of the Columbia Street bike lane and especially the new pavement. One issue that continues is that street edges, where the bike lanes are, tend to accumulate trash and leaves. This makes riding in the bike lanes and sides of streets dangerous. More frequent street cleaning - or at least bike lane cleaning - would make bike riding safer for everyone.


    Also, although I enjoy riding the Burnt Bridge Creek bike lane and trail from... Continue reading

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    speed bumps

    by Patti Bryant, 11 months ago

    I live on 137th Ave between 44 st and 48 st. Invariably EVERY SINGLE day there are loud hot rod cars ripping down the road going as fast as they can. This is a residential neighborhood and we never had this problem before the "turn-abouts" were put in. There are children on our street and people walking their dogs and not a street race-way road. These cars are usually driven by younger men and more often than not going north on 137th Ave. Can't we PLEASE have some speed bumps in the road like they have on 48 th street... Continue reading

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    ADA Access limited by Bike Lane - secondary unintended consequences

    by Suebabyshampoo, 11 months ago

    The ADA improvements along Columbia are welcome. Less welcome is the parking removal to define a bike lane. The result of this is residents have no choice but to park in their driveways (or around the block from their own house). The secondary unintended consequence of this is that people are now frequently partially or completely blocking the sidewalk parking in their driveways. People in wheelchairs now have to dip into the street to go around these poorly parked cars, crossing into and back out of the new bike lane. Vancouver really needs to better consider when designing a bike... Continue reading

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    I can't be the only one who still drives a car

    by Bussesandbikesarentfunintherain, about 1 year ago
    I've read a few of the recent stories and I'm really surprised that no one seems to be driving a car anywhere. Maybe I'm an outlier but I'm single, live alone, don't have kids, and work across the river. Prior to the expansion of I-205 I used to spend 1.5-2 hours a day just trying to get to work and back home (but thanks to the expansion/rework of the 205 onramps and offramps it cut 15-30 minutes off my daily commute). Taking a crowded bus that's just getting stuck in the same traffic I would be sitting in, having to... Continue reading
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    All Vancouver plans uselss

    by Kennethharrison, about 1 year ago
    Let's face it after the hacking useing hightech in transportation make us more vulnerable. So think about that.vbut more important is fact all these projects still use neanderthal engineering and environmentally damaging practice of useing asphalt. Asphalt needs to be band and require all companies that buil and fix the roads guerrentee their work for 100 years that way we stop wasting taxpayers money for constant road repairs
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    Pedestrian crossing lights

    by JulieS, about 1 year ago
    My job as courier puts me out and about everyday and everyday I see people not knowing how the pedestrian crossing lights that go yellow, solid red, flashing red work. People will stop when solid red and then not move when it is clear and flashing red, but much more dangerous are the people that just blow through the flashing red! There are signs that have been posted to educate but they have failed. I think the simple green, yellow, red lights would work better because people already understand them.
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    Need Complete Sidewalks & Bus Service

    by sara.e.hitch, about 1 year ago
    Many areas around the city do not have complete sidewalks, which makes it difficult for those of us who have to walk to/from the bus stop, store, home, work, etc. It is a safety hazard being forced to walk in the street where some people would rather hit pedestrians than to obey traffic laws when sidewalks are unavailable. The city, county, and state codes need to be updated to be pedestrian friendly and to make clear that it is no longer acceptable not to have sidewalks just because it wasn't required at the time the building/house was built and circumstances... Continue reading
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