The City of Vancouver is planning ahead to ensure that the option of a streetcar line remains open.   The city has issued THIS RFP for a consultant to “. . . future proof the planning of streets and development within Vancouver so that a modern streetcar system can be constructed in the future.”
Just as the city has done great work to make choosing a bike a safe and effective option, the idea is to make sure that nothing eliminates building streetcar lines into an effective choice.

A proposed alignment of the streetcar has previously been established, as mentioned above. Previous plans and thinking envisage the streetcar travelling through the following neighborhoods/areas:


  • Arbutus Greenway
  • South False Creek
  • South East False Creek
  • International Village and Science World
  • False Creek Flats (at 1st Avenue)
  • North East False Creek
  • Yaletown, along Pacific Boulevard
  • Chinatown
  • Gastown
  • Coal Harbour.

Thanks to Frances Bula in the Globe and Mail for the heads-up.