Saturday, July 6, 2013

Manifesto of the Vancouver Public Space Network from 2008

We envision Vancouver to be a city in which it is safe to walk and cycle for residents of all ages and abilities, including children. Public transit should be efficient and convenient, and prioritized over automobile
traffic. Where automobile traffic needs to take place it should be a “last option” and should be undertaken
in a fashion that encourages vehicle-share (such as car co-ops) and respects existing traffic and noise by-laws.

Prioritizing public transit, cycling, and pedestrianism in practical terms would enhance public space and
quality of life. Investing in this infrastructure will help facilitate a shift towards the mainstream acceptance
of sustainable transportation as a means of mobility.

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