The technical feasibility study for a transit crossing from Vancouver to the North Shore has completed first phase.
Six general routes are being recommended to be explored for phase two of the project.
Those six routes are:
Downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale via First Narrows (tunnel crossing)
Downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale via Brockton Point (tunnel crossing)
Downtown Vancouver to West Vancouver via Lonsdale (tunnel crossing)
Downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale via Second Narrows (new bridge crossing)
Burnaby to Lonsdale via Second Narrows (new bridge crossing)
Burnaby to Lonsdale via Second Narrows (existing bridge crossing)
Connecting Lonsdale City Centre with Vancouver’s metropolitan core and the regional rapid transit network is one of the recommendations put forward by the Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project (INSTPP).
The project was led by Bowinn Ma, MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale.
Work on the remaining recommendations of INSTPP will continue through Next Step (NXSTPP), a working group that includes all levels of government on the North Shore that work in partnership to improve mobility both in and around the region.
“I hear from community members every day about how transportation challenges on the North Shore impact their lives,” said Ma. “In addition to seeking convenient ways to get around, people are eager to embrace more socially, environmentally responsible modes of transportation. This technical feasibility study to find a rapid transit solution across the Burrard Inlet is an important step toward a third fixed-link crossing to the North Shore.”