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Active & Clean Transportation

Air pollution is a major contributor to a degradation of human and environmental health. Pollution from vehicle usage is a negative impact on regional human and environmental health.

Within the context of health care, Active & Clean Transportation will encompass any form of travel in which an individual actively pursues transportation alternative to single occupancy vehicle use. This means transit, car-pooling, and the shuttle service will be included within this topic area.

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Goal 
Make walking, cycling, car pooling, and public transit the preferred transportation and commuting options for LM Health Organizations Staff. Where applicable, make the shuttle service a preferred transportation between sites.
Targets 

Targets for TDM mode-share for Lower Mainland Health Care Organizations (LMHCO) staff by 2020:

  • 15% of LMHO staff choose to WALK  for their primary commute;
  • 6% of LMHO staff choose to CYCLE for their primary commute;
  • 17% of LMHO staff choose PUBLIC TRANSIT for their primary commute; &
  • 17% of LMHO staff choose to RIDE-SHARE for their primary commute.
Priority actions 

Overall

  • Influence TDM decision-making re: site developments (liaise regularly with FM dept.)
  • Evaluate Emergency Ride Home program options.
  • Work to secure and align funding.

Walking 

  • Promote walking programs and liaise with external / internal partners.
  • Improve pedestrian access at acute sites.

Shuttles

  • Increase surrey shuttle ridership.

​Carpool 

  • Investigate options and pilot a carpool program by 2016.

Transit

  • VCH continue EPP bridge program.
  • Promote transit in partnership with Translink.
  • Promote and support healthy transportation options in Translink Referendum.

Cycling 

  • Expand Bikapalooza.
  • Build another cycling centre (determine feasibility first)
  • Examine needs for access cards to bike cages
  • From staff perspective, align Clean Commuter Challenge with Bike to work week.
  • Expand basic infrastructure for cyclists ops
  • Expand resources for bike workshops and repairs.

 

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