The Alliance for Arts + Culture announced today that it will join the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition to support the Mayors’ Council plan for improved transit infrastructure and service.
We join over 100 local and provincial groups including student associations, chambers of commerce, social service agencies, tourism associations, labour councils, and societies representing diverse interests in education, environment, and health. These diverse organizations all agree on supporting better transit and transportation for the Metro Vancouver region.
"Accessibility and affordability are important for the arts to thrive in our communities," said Rob Gloor, executive director of the Alliance. "Our growing cities require improved transportation options for those who call Metro Vancouver home, as well as for visitors."
- For transit users, a YES vote means new and more frequent bus and Skytrain service, increased SeaBus service, improved HandyDART service, an expanded light rail system, and new and better transit exchanges.
- For drivers, it means less time stuck in traffic and access to improved transit services that offer a real alternative to travelling by car.
- For those who cycle or walk, it means safer bikeways and walking connections to transit.
"Improved transit and transportation are good for our quality of life, the mobility of our workforce, and accessibility for our audiences throughout the region," said Gloor.
The Alliance encourages our members, and all supporters of the arts, to learn about the details of the Mayors' Council plan and exercise the right to vote on it. Click here to read the full plan.
Attend a presentation and Q&A session on the Metro Vancouver transit plebiscite on Monday, April 13 (note change of date, originally scheduled for April 14) in Vancouver. Stay tuned for more details of time and location in next week's Alliance News.