Get Moving BC


Vancouver second-worst city for traffic congestion

October 11, 2012 -- The Quarterly congestion index released by GPS navigation company TomTom shows that Vancouver is just inches behind Los Angeles when it comes to traffic congestion. Travel times in Vancouver are on average 33 per cent longer during peak hours than when traffic in the city is flowing freely, and 69 per cent longer during the worst part of the evening rush hour. Peak travel times in Los Angeles, the worst city for congestion, are 34 per cent longer. However, Vancouver is set to overtake Los Angeles in the very near future due to the fact that our congestion is growing at a faster rate. Read the TomTom report here:  








Enough is Enough!





The provincial government is doing something positive about traffic gridlock in the Lower Mainland, and within the next five years things can get better on Greater Vancouver’s roads and transit systems.


But the long-awaited, desperately-needed transportation system improvements being planned by the provincial government are being put at risk by ill-informed anti-progress, anti-transportation groups springing up across the Lower Mainland. 


These groups would rather leave people idling in their cars and trucks for hours and see the cost of our goods and services increase because of gridlock.  They would rather keep you stuck in traffic for hours every day than see something being done about the problem of traffic congestion!  They’re vocal, they’re holding rallies and they’re lobbying the governments.   


You can help stop these groups, and show your support for improved roads and bridges in addition to more transit, by signing our online petition.   It isn’t an either/or situation pitting “more roads and bridges” against “more transit.”  We need both of these and we need them all at the same time!


You can help Get Moving BC be a voice promoting better roads, more bridges and more transit service by signing our online petition or by sending a letter or an emailto your elected officials in support of a balanced transportation system.


Act now so your voice will be heard!  Act now by signing our petition.  


Reducing gridlock and congestion means

  • Shorter commuting times

  • More time spent with your family

  • Reduced pollution

  • Lower costs for food and other goods delivered by truck 

  • Less stress & a better quality of life for everyone

























Get Moving BC is dedicated to holding governments accountable for a balanced transportation system, one that improves the movement of people and goods, addresses relevant public concerns like the environment and provides options for commuters.


Get Moving BC was formed to give a voice to the majority of Greater Vancouver residents who support improving our roads, our bridges and our transit systems.