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


Friday, November 4, 2016

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KCTS 9 and its Community Advisory Board is convening a series of conversations around topics of importance for communities in our region. On Nov. 3, we will be hosting an expert panel at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver to discuss the critical issue of transportation.
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, who is also Chair of Metro Vancouver Board of Directors; Geoff Cross, Vice President of Planning and Policy at TransLink in Metro Vancouver; Erin O'Melinn, the Executive Director of HUB Cycling; Andy Yan, urban planner and Director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University; and other community leaders working to find transportation solutions.

When: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Time: Doors at 5:30 p.m. | Start at 6:00 p.m. 

Greg Moore is the Chair of the Metro Vancouver board of directors and the mayor of the City of Port Coquitlam in British Columbia, Canada.

Greg was elected as Port Coquitlam’s 15th Mayor in November 2008 and as Chair of Metro Vancouver in December 2011.


Geoff Cross is the Vice President of Planning and Policy at TransLink in Metro Vancouver. TransLink is unique among North American transit agencies in that it has a broad remit that encompasses the planning, funding, and operating of transit as well as major roads, bridges, and cycling at the regional level.

Geoff has been with TransLink for over seven years and his department has been at the forefront of transport policy and planning since TransLink’s creation in 1998.


Erin O’Melinn is the executive director of HUB Cycling — Metro Vancouver’s cycling education, action and events non-profit organization. HUB Cycling works with stakeholders and decision makers to improve cycling conditions and directly reaches over 25,000 participants annually, striving to get more people cycling more often.


Born and raised in Vancouver, Andy Yan is the director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University. Prior to his appointment, he worked extensively in the nonprofit and private-urban planning sectors, with projects in the metropolitan regions of Vancouver, San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles and New Orleans. He specializes in the fields of urban regeneration, applied demographics, Geographic Information Systems, neighborhood development, public outreach, social media and quantitative research.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is based on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure seating, we highly recommend RSVPing to the event here.

You can join in the conversation online by tagging @KCTS9 on Twitter and/or using the hashtag #YVRTransportation. You are invited to submit questions for the panelists via KCTS9.orgFacebook and Twitter or in person during the event as an audience member. 
Light refreshments will be served prior to start time. 

This event is in partnership with Board of Change.

For event and registration questions, please contact our Community Engagement Manager, Bill Kight, at or by phone at 206.443.6686.


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