Broadway and Commercial Transit Village Plan
TransLink / City of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The Transit Village Plan for the Broadway and Commercial area focuses on six areas of investigation including transportation issues, station design issues, the commercial streetscape, pedestrian and bikeway connections, redevelopment opportunities and integration into the community context.
The location experiences a huge passenger volume and is the region's largest rail-to-rail transfer point. The 9 and 99 B-Line buses are the highest frequency lines in the region and the 99 B-Line has the highest productivity of any Translink line. Additionally, Broadway Station has experienced dramatic changes in use due to recent increases in ridership and changes in circulation patterns resulting from the addition of Commercial Station. Bikeways and pedestrian paths are poorly integrated with the area as a whole and significant development opportunities exist in the adjacent commercial areas. The plan, which addresses all of these issues, occurred in three stages as follows: a concept phase, which entailed a site assessment, meetings with stakeholders, project managers and the steering committee; a concept design phase, which included staff reviews, meetings with the steering committee, and a consultation with the Urban Design Panel; and the final report, which included a public open house and a presentation to council.