The Metro Vancouver region made a commitment in 2011 to prioritize and coordinate cycling networks. TransLink, the region’s transportation agency, wanted to know the cost to implement the cycling vision.
Nelson\Nygaard developed the implementation plan, which included a review of the regional cycling environment. We created a multimodal policy framework geared toward Complete Mobility Corridors to foster cycling improvements along TransLink-owned roadways, with heavy emphasis on low-stress bicycle facilities that are separate from vehicular traffic. We provided a list of priority and “right size” strategy/investment areas across the region’s diverse communities.
Nelson\Nygaard estimated an average annual investment of $18 million, less than 2% of TransLink’s total 2012 budget, to fund TransLink’s share of costs for the needed cycling infrastructure and programs.