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This idea has been included in the Draft Greenest City Action Plan. We encourage neighbours to get together and develop project ideas.
The quality and attractiveness of the pedestrian experience is a primary consideration in public realm planning and design. However, there is an opportunity to be more creative in the design of specific elements, such as sidewalk materials, and incentives/requirements for pedestrian-oriented building design and facade improvements.
Transit fares fall outside City jurisdiction, and there are multiple factors to consider. It is important that prices are affordable and equitable; at the same time, fares are an important revenue source for TransLink. The draft Greenest City plan will include directions to advocate for new sources of funding for improved transit (e.g. congestion pricing, vehicle levies).
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Providing an effective transit service is an expensive undertaking. Therefore, to make it affordable for the users, other innovative funding sources should be implemented. These other funding sources should include congestion pricing, vehicle registriation levy, cargo levy, etc., all of which are ideas that TransLink has considered but yet to implement.
The Ecodensity planning process kicked off efforts in this area. Laneway housing is a good example smaller, denser housing we are starting to see across the city.