Broadway for People

Broadway for People

The opening of the Broadway Subway creates an incredible opportunity to create a Better Broadway, with fewer cars, and more space for people to move and gather.

On May 18th, 2022 Vancouver Council will debate and vote on a plan for the next 30+ years for the area surrounding Broadway. OneCity Councillor Christine Boyle is asking Vancouver Council to support amendments to the Broadway Plan to create more space for people and active transportation.

In Vancouver 40% of our carbon emissions come from burning gas for transportation. Those carbon emissions create significant negative health impacts for residents living along busy ...

The opening of the Broadway Subway creates an incredible opportunity to create a Better Broadway, with fewer cars, and more space for people to move and gather.

On May 18th, 2022 Vancouver Council will debate and vote on a plan for the next 30+ years for the area surrounding Broadway. OneCity Councillor Christine Boyle is asking Vancouver Council to support amendments to the Broadway Plan to create more space for people and active transportation.

In Vancouver 40% of our carbon emissions come from burning gas for transportation. Those carbon emissions create significant negative health impacts for residents living along busy arterials like Broadway - often low and middle income renters. And the public safety risks from private vehicles are particularly high for children, seniors and other vulnerable road users. Local hospital injury data shows that transportation related injuries are the second highest cause of serious injuries arriving at hospital emergency rooms.  

An increasing number of people travel along Broadway to shop at local businesses, to get kids to school, to visit friends or to access services. And thousands of new residents will call this area home over the next 30 years, or will come to the area for work. The future of this corridor should be designed for the benefit of the people who will live in and visit it.

The Broadway Plan is an opportunity to further shift our transportation system to reduce emissions and create safer, healthier, and more livable public spaces for seniors, kids and families, and people with disabilities.

  • A Broadway with more space for people to move and gather. 
  • A Broadway that encourages people to spend an afternoon browsing through local businesses. A Broadway that creates cleaner air for everyone who lives and works in the area. 
  • A Broadway with wider sidewalks, and raised crosswalks and curb bulges for safer street crossings. 
  • A Broadway with more parklets, benches, street trees, and public spaces for people to relax and connect with their friends and neighbours. 
  • A Broadway with safe and efficient active transportation lanes which travel through, rather than adjacent to or around neighbourhoods and commercial districts, increasing accessibility to businesses, public spaces, schools, and childcare.
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Write To City Council

Tell Vancouver Council to support OneCity Councillor Christine Boyle’s amendments to design a future for Broadway that is safer and healthier for us all. 

A Broadway for Seniors, for Families, for Community. A Broadway for PEOPLE.

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  • Describe how you access and use Broadway shops and amenities
  • Talk about your experience using off-Broadway active transportation lanes
  • Describe your housing situation and how more housing along the Broadway Corridor could improve your situation