Vancouver

Car Free Day Vancouver

Car Free Day Vancouver

Car Free Day celebrates the vibrancy of Vancouver’s diverse neighbourhoods by organizing a multi-site annual arts and culture festival that reclaims traffic thoroughfares as community focused public spaces. This allows artists, local residents, performers, artisans, non-profits, and businesses to interact, engage, and re-imagine spaces normally reserved for vehicle traffic. We continue to be a green and grassroots effort, directed and organized by the local residents in each Car Free Day neighbourhood.

Car Free Day Vancouver began in Grandview-Woodlands with concerns over the Gateway highway widening project and the effects of increasing automobile traffic in the neighbourhood. In the place of traditional protest, the founders of Car Free Commercial Drive created a street festival where those from the neighbourhood could be engaged to rethink the range of uses for neighbourhood streets.

Since 2008, the registered non-profit Car Free Vancouver Society has helped communities in the West End

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Transportation 2040 | City of Vancouver

Recent developments with this initiative

Congestion Management Strategy

The Congestion Management Strategy (1 MB), adopted by council in 2017, provides direction on identifying and monitoring congestion, developing strategies to address impacted areas, and tracking progress and results. 

Transportation panel survey results

The reports show how far we’ve come to meeting the mode share goals of the Transportation 2040 Plan and Greenest City Action Plan.

Active transportation promotion and education

July 29, 2016 – The Active Transportation Promotion and Enabling Plan (ATPEP) looks at non-infrastructure based approaches to increasing the number of people who walk and cycle to their destinations.

Annual transportation panel survey results

May 4, 2016 – Staff updated Council on the results of our transportation panel survey. Both show how far we’ve come to meeting the mode share-goals of the Transportation 2040 Plan and Greenest City Action Plan.

Walking and cycling safety update

June 12, 2013

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