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.
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.
- Influence TDM decision-making re: site developments (liaise regularly with FM dept.)
- Evaluate Emergency Ride Home program options.
- Work to secure and align funding.
- Promote walking programs and liaise with external / internal partners.
- Improve pedestrian access at acute sites.
- Increase surrey shuttle ridership.
- Investigate options and pilot a carpool program by 2016.
- VCH continue EPP bridge program.
- Promote transit in partnership with Translink.
- Promote and support healthy transportation options in Translink Referendum.
- 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.