There’s an amazing transformation planned right in the heart of our city: the Granville Bridge Connector project. It is one of the first steps that will make sure Vancouver’s recent climate emergency declaration translates into real action.
Light and heavy duty vehicles are a leading cause of urban greenhouse gas emissions. While Vancouver is already a “multi-modal” city, with an estimated 50% of all trips made by public and active transportation, we need to raise this percentage significantly in order to meet our 2030 climate goals. The City of Vancouver has proposed the Granville Bridge Connector, which will transition at least two centre lanes of the Granville Bridge into a safe, sustainable public walking and biking pathway. It will create a beautiful bridge-top communal area for everyone to enjoy, make getting to downtown accessible and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities. All this while considering the needs of transit, emergency services, and people driving.
At Force of Nature we support councils adopting innovative climate solutions and are working to build support for the Granville Connector to make sure the project is welcomed into our community. With the adoption of this transition, Vancouver would be following in the footsteps of many cities in Europe and around the world, creating a truly multi-modal vision for our cities, in which streets don’t just belong to cars.
Show your support for the Granville Connector!