According to TransLink’s 2018 “Transit Service Performance Review” data, Moody Centre has some of the lowest ridership numbers along the Evergreen Line (ranked 49th out of 53 stations). Being located immediately next to the SkyTrain station, the Moody Centre TOD Area is well equipped to incentivize new residents, employees and visitors to use the SkyTrain system, and other alternate modes of transportation (such as car-share or bike-share).
We strongly support the goals and objectives of the Clean BC strategy, and will be integrating them into our long-term design and planning for this TOD community. The BC government has a goal to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and innovation in how we get around will be a major part of that solution.
Port Moody’s Master Cycling Plan includes four goals (as set out in the master transportation plan in 2015):
- Increase cycling mode share in Port Moody and the Region
- Provide safe and accessible facilities for current and potential cyclists
- Attract new cyclists
- Increase public awareness around cycling as a transportation mode
Our active transportation vision for Moody Centre will support the city in achieving all of these goals.
Families need more choices about how they get around. Cargo bikes, e-bikes and multi-modal amenities will make these mode shifts possible – and we need the infrastructure to support them. We don't want to just do the bare minimum when it comes to active transportation and creating infrastructure that makes it easier for people to get out of their cars – we want to lead. To that end, we are working collaboratively with TransLink and the Ministry of Transportation to help make Moody Centre an active transportation hub in the tri-cities area, one that every member of the communities in the region can use and enjoy every day.