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1 How to Get Around in 2010 August 13 th, 2009 Presented by RBC Royal Bank and TransLink Olympic and Paralympic Transportation Team

2 Presentation Overview Overview of the Olympic Games Transportation environment Transportation plans What does this mean to your business and your employees? Next steps Questions & Answers

3 Transportation by Numbers - Magnitude of Games During the entire Olympic Games period ,900+ 6, ,000 55,000 4,500+ Venues, sites and facilities Countries Host broadcast and Olympic Family Athletes and officials (50% in Whistler) Technical officials Accredited media Workforce Vehicles Daily Totals 60,000 to 135,000 10,000 to 58,000 60,000+ Spectators (Vancouver events) Spectators (Whistler events) Participants at Celebration sites

4 TravelSmart in 2010 and Everybody Wins - Building your Games Travel Plan Olympic and Paralympic Transportation Team

5 City of Richmond, District of West Vancouver Partners Integrated Team VANOC Olympic and Paralympic Transportation Team INTEGRATED SECURITY UNIT

6 Transportation Environment Largest event Existing congestion Geography Venues More people Less roadway

7 Vehicle Trips per Hour 20,000 Downtown Vehicle Trips & Capacity (Inbound) 15,000 85% Existing Capacity 85% Olympic 10,000 5, Time of Day Note: additional Olympic Trips expected on top of Background Background Trips

8 Olympic Route Network Designate Olympic Routes to provide reliable travel for athletes, officials and media Provide dedicated Olympic Lanes in the most congested areas where space permits Also allow TransLink buses in Olympic Lanes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

9 Olympic Lanes Burrard Street (Burrard Bridge to Cordova Street) Seymour Street (Granville Bridge to Cordova Street) Howe Street (Cordova Street to Granville Bridge) Pender Street (Beatty Street to Howe Street) Cambie Street (Cambie Bridge to 59 th Avenue) Broadway (Arbutus Street to Commercial Drive) Georgia Street (Richards Street to Stanley Park Causeway) Hastings Street (Richards Street to Boundary Road)

10 Road Network Limit private requests for street use Extend rush hour restrictions 24 hours a day On majority of streets downtown and some main arterials Traffic authority at key intersections downtown and at venues Temporary changes to truck routes and noise by-law to facilitate goods movement to downtown 24 hours a day Increase snow event and removal planning

11 Security Based Road Closures Expo & Pacific Boulevard (Smithe to Quebec Streets) Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts Quebec Street (Terminal to Second Avenue) Canada Place and Waterfront Road Midlothian Avenue (Dinmont Avenue to Ontario Street) Renfrew Street (Hastings to McGill Streets)

12 Pedestrian Corridors Noon to Midnight Granville Street from Helmcken to West Hastings Street Robson Street from Beatty to Jervis Streets Hamilton Street from Drake to Georgia Streets Beatty Street from Smithe to Dunsmuir Streets

13 Details subject to change Host City Olympic Transportation Plan

14 GOAL: Reduce vehicle traffic by at least 30% STRATEGIES: Directly engage businesses downtown Outreach to schools, community associations General community awareness Integrated communications and media

15 What can you do?

16 TravelSmart Choices Transit Walk / Cycle Rideshare / Carpool Telework Work options Commercial deliveries

17 Transit Enhancements SkyTrain New Canada Line 48 additional SkyTrain cars West Coast Express The Olympic Line Streetcar Buses 2007 to 2009 bus expansion Expansion along key corridors 180 additional buses Third SeaBus

18 Transit Fastest way to get around during Games Sign up for Employer Pass 2010 Games Transit Pass Subsidize transit fares Offer Guaranteed Ride Home

19 Walking Great for short distances Incent employees to walk to work as part of a wellness program Walking to Wellness vancouver.ca Provide access to lockers Provide pedometers

20 Cycling Secure bike parking Access to showers, lockers Bike to Work Week, Nov 2-8 Commuter cycling skills course - vacc.bc.ca Route info - cyclevancouver.ubc.ca Incent employees to cycle to work

21 Rideshare / Carpool If you need to drive, fill up your car, with people Find ridematches at Customized corporate website Incent employees to find ridematches TransLink s Ride-Share Week (October 5 to 9)

22 Work Options Flex hours Condensed work week Shift days of week Shorter work day Unused vacation Schedule local business-related trips before/after Games

23 Telework Allow those who can, to work from home 1 to 3 days/week Highest rates of connectivity Development tools at travelsmart.ca a third of Canadians prefer mobile working to a pay raise

24 Corporate Car Share Access to a car when needed Sign up your company thecompanycar.ca zipcar.com Low fee to join and use Potential savings on fleet costs, car service, employee mileage & parking

25 Commercial Deliveries Order in advance Talk to your shippers Routes Loading locations Delivery schedules

26 Commercial Deliveries Local businesses able to make and receive deliveries in downtown Vancouver 24 hours a day however flexibility is encouraged Recommended deliveries be planned between hours of midnight to noon, preferably by 6 a.m. during Games Time Will allow deliveries into downtown in the overnight and early morning hours to avoid peak periods

27 What do I need to consider? Location of your business pedestrian corridors, road network changes, schedule of events at venues Industry - regular clientele vs. tourists Commercial Deliveries couriers and suppliers Staffing - transportation plan, requirements and training Resources Available Communication Plan

28 Example Financial/Insurance Company Paid day off to enjoy Olympics Extended system availability (for flex work hours) Telework working from home working from satellite offices Alternate working arrangements TransLink s Employer Pass Program Rideshare/carpool Olympic volunteering accumulate 2009 and 2010 hours and up to 6 flex days

29 Banking Readiness Checklist Updated Signing Authorities Merchant Visa Terminals Currency Requirements Night Deposit Services Armoured Car Services 2010 Initiatives Commemorative Coins, Prepaid Visa Cards

30 Next Steps 1. Consider your workforce requirements 2. Review the TravelSmart Checklist 3. Develop your GAMES TRAVEL PLAN 4. Review Commercial Delivery schedules 5. Go to travelsmart.ca to Make the Pledge 6. Announce your Games Travel Plan to staff 7. Direct employees to travelsmart.ca to Pledge their Trips

31 Hosting the World in 2010 Business keeps moving At least a 30% reduction in vehicle traffic Showcase the region Contribute to the success of the Games Leave a legacy of sustainable travel

32 Commit to being part of the solution Leave your vehicle at home When you travel, allow for more time Avoid peak travel hours Enjoy the Games. When the Games go well, everybody wins!

33 For more information: vancouver2010.com travelsmart.ca translink.ca VISU2010.com vancouver.ca richmond.ca whistler.ca TravelSmart Team (TransLink) For information on future How to Get Around in 2010 sessions, please contact Betty MacLeod at RBC at

34 Key Dates 2009 Paralympic transportation plans Summer Dates road closures in effect Summer Goods and services routes Summer Olympic Bus Network booking info Summer Sea to Sky Highway process Summer Venue-specific details Summer Spectator guide Fall Launch Travel smart - know before you go Fall Ongoing business/resident engagement and public awareness throughout the rest of the year and into 2010

35 Enjoy the Games

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