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