A technical feasibility study for rapid transit connecting Vancouver to North Shore across the Burrard Inlet has proposed five crossing options.
The study led by Mott MacDonald Canada resulted in five possible routes for future planning consideration:
A tunnel crossing from Downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale via First Narrows
A tunnel crossing from Downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale via Brockton Point
A tunnel crossing from Downtown Vancouver to West Vancouver via Lonsdale
A new bridge crossing from Downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale via Second Narrows
A new bridge crossing from Burnaby to Lonsdale via Second Narrows
The Burrard Inlet Rapid Transit study will help inform the long-term Transport 2050 planning, led by TransLink and the Mayors’ Council.
Connecting Lonsdale City Centre with Vancouver’s metropolitan core and the regional rapid transit network was one of the recommendations put forward by the Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project (INSTPP).
That project was led by MLA Bowinn Ma in 2018.
“People living in North Vancouver are eager to embrace socially, environmentally responsible ways to travel that allow them to beat the traffic,” Ma said.
“This exciting technical feasibility study is the first-ever co-ordinated effort by the Province in partnership with Indigenous governments, municipalities and TransLink to identify a potential rapid transit solution across the Burrard Inlet for people who live, work and travel throughout Metro Vancouver.”
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the districts of North Vancouver and West Vancouver and the cities of Vancouver and North Vancouver contributed joint funding towards the study.
The entire study detailing the crossing options can be accessed here.