Capital plan proposed investments

The capital plan for 2015-2018 ($1.085 billion) has been organized into nine program spending areas. Browse through each category to find out more about how the funding is distributed.

Overview

  1. Affordable housing: $125 million
  2. Childcare: $30 million
  3. Parks, open spaces, and recreation: $155 million
  4. Community facilities: $55 million
  5. Civic facilities: $35 million
  6. Transportation: $150 million
  7. Utilities: $325 million
  8. Equipment and technology: $115 million
  9. Emerging priorities: $95 million

6. Transportation (Proposed investment: $150 million)

Guiding principles

  • Maintain existing transportation infrastructure in acceptable condition
  • Make walking, cycling, and public transit preferred transportation options

Guiding initiatives

Current status of capital assets

Area What we have What we renewed
between 2005-2014
What we added
between 2005-2014
% in poor condition

Walking and cycling

  • 2,200 kilometres of sidewalk
  • 270 kilometres of bikeways
  • 379 pedestrian-bike signals
  • 15 kilometres of sidewalk
  • 28 pedestrian-bike signals
  • 30 kilometres of new sidewalk
  • 107 new pedestrian-bike signals
  • 110 kilometres of new bikeways
15%

Transit

  • 3 rapid transit lines (25 kilometres in length) (TransLink)
  • 18 kilometres of bus lanes
  • 2,000 bus stops
Canada Line (10 kilometres in length) (TransLink) 10%

Major roads

  • 363 kilometres of roads
  • 29 bridges
  • 482 traffic signals
  • 125 kilometres of repaved roads
  • Rehabilitation of and upgrades to Burrard and Granville Street bridges
  • Powell Street Overpass
  • Grandview Highway high occupancy vehicle lanes
  • Clarendon Connector
  • Knight Street left-turn lanes
15%

Local roads

  • 1,058 kilometres of roads
  • 650 kilometres of lanes
  • 110 kilometres of repaved roads and lanes
3 kilometres of road in new neighbourhoods 30%

Parking

  • 10,000 meters
  • 19 parkades
  • Approximately 3,000 parking meters renewed
  • Renewal of Gastown parkade
  • 2,500 new parking meters
  • New parkade adjacent to convention centre and float plane terminal in Coal Harbour 
Less than 5%

 

What we propose investing for 2015-2018

Area City of today (renewal): $110 million City of tomorrow (new): $40 million

Walking and cycling

Reconstruct approximately 6 kilometres of sidewalk

Replacement of about 12 pedestrian-bike signals

  • 2 kilometres of new sidewalk
  • 260 new and upgraded curb ramps
  • 12 new pedestrian-bike signals
  • Pedestrian safety and public realm improvements as part of Downtown Eastside, Marpole, Mount Pleasant, and West End community plans
  • Complete the Comox-Helmcken and Seaside (Point Grey Road) greenways
  • Upgrade the 10th Avenue, Adanac, and Ontario bikeways to all ages and abilities (AAA) guidelines
  • Upgrade and make facilities permanent on Burrard Bridge
  • Temporary improvements on Granville Street and Cambie Street bridges

Note: Public realm enhancements can be achieved as part of new development

Transit

Replacement of 1 ferry dock
  • Funding strategy  to be developed for the Broadway Millennium Line extension with senior levels of government, Translink, and other partners
  • New or upgraded bus stops to address proposed bus route changes in eastern part of downtown

Roads

  • Repave 33 kilometres of major roads, including Water Street in Gastown
  • Repave 45 kilometres of local roads and lanes
  • Rehabilitate the sidewalks, railings, and lighting on the Burrard Bridge
  • Replacement of about 3,800 street lighting poles
  • Replacement of about 10 traffic signals

Parking

  • Replace about 1,000 parking meters
  • Maintain and renovate parkades

Install about 700 new parking meters

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