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A look at Vancouver’s high capacity transit system

Feb 23, 2010

The New Partners For Smart Growth National Conference was held in Seattle in Early February. VIA’s Matt Roewe, Director of Mixed Use and Major Projects, was a featured speaker and panelist in a special session on best practices in transit oriented development.

This panel was Moderated by Vancouver’s Gordon Price, Author of and professor at SFU. Other panelist included David Alumbaugh, Director of Citywide Planning in San Francisco and Lyle Bicknell, Neighborhood Planning Manager for the City of Seattle.

Matt’s presentation featured a primer on Vancouver’s high capacity transit system (Skytrain and the Canada Line). He also featured five station areas of various ages, each with it own set of transit integration variables and development determinants. Tremendous lessons can be learned from 25 years of successful transit planning and station area development in Vancouver.

Take a look at Matt’s presentation here.

More information on the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference can also be found at: