Vancouver Mayor wants rapid transit line along Broadway Corridor

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is renewing his call to the provincial government for a rapid transit line along the Broadway Corridor.

Speaking to the Urban Land Institute, Robertson says a Broadway subway would have 250,000 trips on its first day, which is more than both the Port Mann Bridge and the Massey Tunnel.

Robertson’s proposal has plenty of local support but political observers say the idea could take a back seat to other projects, in areas better represented by BC Liberal MLAs.

“The Broadway Corridor is currently the second-biggest jobs corridor in the province,” says Robertson. “It is home to the largest medical district west of Toronto, there’s a lot of technology companies in that corridor, it’s a jobs hub that does not get nearly the attention or respect that it deserves.”

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