LRT: Getting our fair share of the Provincial Transit Plan

Posted by on Apr 30, 2011

This week, BC Transit recommended a Light Rail Transit system from Victoria to the West Shore. The total project cost (downtown Victoria through a hub at Saanich’s Uptown to Station Avenue, Langford) is estimated at $950 million. Ending the rail line at Six Mile (the junction with the E&N) would be $770million. In my view, […]

Creating transportation options in large developments

Posted by on Feb 23, 2011

Kicking the car habit By Kyle Slavin – Saanich News Saanich is getting serious about changing the municipality’s current car culture. Last week, council started the process to create a policy to ensure alternative transportation funding is expected anytime a developer wants a parking variance for a multi-family residential unit in the municipality. “We want […]

E&N integral to our transporation future

Posted by on Feb 17, 2011

For many years, our region has suffered from double vision when it comes to our transportation future. One vision is an image of commuter rail on the E&N line, while the other is rapid transit on the Douglas corridor. These two images came into a single, sharp focus this week with two important decisions. The […]