Vision Vancouver creates petition for Broadway Subway

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With the November municipal election on the horizon, Vision Vancouver is looking to rally public support for their pet project, the Broadway Subway. The group has launched a new online petition to further their cause.

Their message is simple: “This subway will cut congestion, improve transit, and move the City closer to its goal of 50% of all trips by transit, bike, or walking by 2020.”

A subway along the heavily-traveled Broadway corridor has been on the Vision Vancouver agenda since late 2012, and has continued to be pushed by the party’s frontman, Mayor Gregor Robertson. In early 2013, Robertson was touting that the proposed Broadway subway’s day one ridership would exceed that of the Canada Line‘s; his statement was soon backed up by TransLink’s study that found underground transit via Broadway would best address the area’s transit needs.

Vision Vancouver is really upping the Broadway Subway campaign, with volunteers out talking to prospective voters, and an aggressive social media campaign on the subject.

 

 

 

Timing is key in this particular campaign platform. With so many frustrated riders watching B-Line buses pass them by in these first days of the new school year at UBC, improving transit in the area may well be a popular topic.

 

 

Featured image: Travis Nep Smith/Flickr

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