Completion of Line will help achieve long-term greenhouse gas emission targets: Mayor Sullivan
Mayor Sam Sullivan and Councillor Suzanne Anton today announced plans to initiate a series of roundtable meetings starting next month regarding completion of the Millennium Line from Commercial Drive to Central Broadway - and ultimately UBC. This announcement is further to the Mayorâ€™s ongoing commitment to community consultation.
â€œMaking Vancouver an even more sustainable community is one of the goals we have established for our government,â€ said Mayor Sullivan. â€œCompletion of the Millennium Line will create economic opportunities, support EcoDensity objectives and help achieve our long-term greenhouse gas emission targets. It is our top transit infrastructure priority.â€
In July, Translink confirmed their plans for a $1 million Broadway West Millennium Line Study. In October, Mayor Sullivan will convene the first in a series of roundtable meetings to support this planning and consultation process â€“ in partnership with Translink. The study will evaluate:
"We look forward to working with Translink and listening to local residents, businesses and community groups in the coming months,â€ said Councillor Anton. â€œCompletion of the Millennium Line and our Streetcar network are important long term transit priorities for Vancouver once the Canada Line is completed. I want to applaud Mayor Sullivan for his leadership on this important issue.â€
Todayâ€™s announcement complements other environment, transportation and pedestrian safety measures that City Council will be reviewing next week, including:
Mayor Sullivan and Councillor Anton confirmed their intention to support these items.