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vancouver s plan planning for the 2010 olympics and our future

Vancouver’s Plan: Planning for the 2010 Olympics, and our future

Daniel Freeman

Project Planning

TransLink (SCBCTA)

vancouver s plan

Olympics Transportation Plan

  • BRT – Building Ridership Thriftily
    • 98 B-Line / Canada Line (fall 2009)
    • 97 B-Line / Evergreen Line (eta 2014)
    • 99 B-Line / UBC
    • B-Line program expansion
  • Rapid Transit Planning
  • Funding the future

Vancouver’s Plan

transportation by numbers magnitude of games

During the entire Olympic Games period

Venues, sites and facilities

Countries

Host broadcast and Olympic Family

Athletes and officials (50% in Whistler)

Technical officials

Accredited media

Workforce

Vehicles

Transportation by Numbers – Magnitude of Games

65+

85

2,900+

6,100

300+

10,000

55,000

4,500+

Daily Totals

60,000 to 135,000

10,000 to 58,000

60,000+

Spectators (Vancouver events)

Spectators (Whistler events)

Participants at Celebration sites

slide5

Details subject to change

Host City Olympic Transportation Plan

slide7

85% Existing Capacity

85% at Games time

solution increase supply
Solution: Increase Supply
  • Permanent Service Improvements
    • Canada Line
    • Third SeaBus (50% increase in service)
    • 48 additional SkyTrain cars (30% increase capacity)
    • 2007 to 2009 bus expansion (200 added to fleet)
    • Golden Ears Bridge
  • Increased hours and frequency on major transit routes, including SkyTrain and SeaBus
  • Additional 180 on-demand buses operating throughout region (Surge management service plan)
  • Additional 30 HandyDART
  • Shuttles from venues to key SkyTrain stations
  • West Coast Express (80% increase)
solution shift demand
Solution: Shift Demand
  • University breaks will relieve demand
  • Access to public transit included in Olympic ticket purchase
  • TDM Strategy
  • Travel Smart & Know Before You Go

 Target 30% reduction in demand

2 brt in vancouver building ridership thriftily

2. BRT in VancouverBuilding Ridership Thriftily

  • 98 B-Line / Canada Line (fall 2009)
  • 97 B-Line / Evergreen Line (eta 2014)
  • 99 B-Line / UBC
  • B-Line program expansion
slide11

Canada Line – A Vital Transportation Link

Waterfront

Tunnel

Vancouver City Centre

Yaletown - Roundhouse

Elevated

Olympic Village

At-grade

Broadway - City Hall

Station

King Edward

Oakridge - 41st Ave.

Langara - 49th Ave.

Marine Drive

Templeton

Bridgeport

Aberdeen

Sea Island Centre

YVR - Airport

Lansdowne

Richmond - Brighouse

slide15

144th

KGH

140th

152th

148th

SURREY CENTRAL STATION

KING GEORGE STATION

96th Avenue

88th Avenue

76th Avenue

72nd Avenue (NEWTON EXCHANGE)

64th Avenue

Highway 10

South Surrey Park & Ride

32nd Ave Diversion

KGH /152nd Street

24th Avenue

17th SB / 18th NB

WHITE ROCK CENTRE (SEMI MALL)

slide16

B-Line Program Expansion

‘399’ B-Line

King George Hwy / 104th Ave

slide17

B-Line Program Expansion

‘399’ B-Line

King George Hwy / 104th Ave

3 rapid transit planning

Need For Studies

  • Period of rapid expansion in system extent and ridership
  • Network planned in previous studies nearing build-out
  • Increasing system complexity, multiple modes
  • Need to
    • design for Customers
    • ensure efficient system
    • support local plans
  • Many interdependencies
  • Network-shaping decisions are imminent

3. Rapid Transit Planning

4 funding the future financial challenge

4. Funding the Future: Financial Challenge

$450 million new

9

8

7

Bus Service Millions Hrs

$150 million new

6

5

4

No new money

3

2

1

0

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

2012

2014

2016

2018

ways to fund transportation

Existing TransLink Revenue Sources:

Replacement Tax

Parking Sales Tax

Real Estate Revenue

Hydro Levy

Transit Revenue

Fuel Tax

Property Tax

Ways to Fund Transportation

Examples of Revenue Sources Used Elsewhere:

Vehicle Fees

Annual Vehicle Registration Fee

Driver License Fees

Road User Fees

Congestion Pricing

Facility tolls

Distance based

Cordon tolls

HOT Lanes

Distance Based Insurance

Revenue from Land Use

Development Charges

Benefiting Area Tax

Parking Site Tax

Land Value Taxation

Tax Increment Financing

Property Transfer Tax

Consumption Taxes

Hotel Tax (tax on accommodation sales)

Local Sales Tax

Utility Fees

Cell Phone Levy

Landfill Tax

System Revenues

Sponsorship

New Advertising Opportunities

Carbon Offsets

Other Sources

Tax Free Bonds

Business License Fee

Commuter Tax

Payroll Tax

Income Tax

Shipping Container Charges

funding sources under consideration

Existing TransLink Revenue Sources:

Replacement Tax

Parking Sales Tax

Real Estate Revenue

Hydro Levy

Transit Revenue

Fuel Tax

Property Tax

Funding sources under consideration

Possible New Revenue Sources:

  • System Revenues
    • Sponsorship
    • New Advertising Opportunities
    • Carbon Offsets
  • Shipping Container Charges

Annual Vehicle Registration Fee

Road User Fees

Property Transfer Tax

thank you

Thank You

Daniel Freeman

Project Planning

TransLink (SCBCTA)

dan.freeman@translink.ca

604-423-3059