You are invited to a conversation on transportation in Vancouver on November 3. An expert panel will be on hand, and the free event is billed as a “community conversation“. RSVP HERE.

Oddly, given the magnitude and intractability of modern Vancouver transportation issues (like transit funding), the “conversation” is framed in its title as highlighting bike lanes. Since bikes and bike lanes are probably a solution of sorts, and comparatively not much of a problem, it is a strange tabloid-like flavouring that seems designed to slant the entire conversation towards a hot-button commuter motorist gripe-fest. Hardly a very productive choice.


Our Transportation Challenge: The Good, the Bad, and the Bike Lanes?

Vancouver is grappling with transportation challenges on all fronts: from an increasingly congested commute, to a lack of adequate public transit, to confusion over shared transportation alternatives, and an infrastructure unable to handle a growing population. So what must be done to address this critical issue.

KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna moderates a community conversation featuring Mayor Greg Moore of Port Coquitlam, and Chair of Metro Vancouver; Andy Yan of Bing Thom Architects, and others working to find transportation solutions.

Where: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC When: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 Time: Doors at 5:30 p.m. | Start at 6:00 p.m.

The event is hosted by KCTS 9, its Community Advisory Board, in partnership with the Board of Change.