Better Transit & Transportation Supporters List

If you’re wondering who is pushing for better transit in Metro Vancouver, look no further than the Better Transit & Transportation coalition. These are the folks behind the bettertransit.info website. I think this coalition is the most impressive cross-section of Vancouver society.

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There are the usual environmental and transportation groups that typically support these initiatives. There are Greenpeace and Sierra Club that fall under the environmental banner. BEST and HUB Cycling are two of the transportation groups. Even all the local car share companies are supporting the Yes Vote for better transit.

Student groups like the Alma Mater Society at UBC and the Simon Fraser Student Society have voiced support for better transit. These groups are likely supporters since post-secondary students may be the largest user group of transit.

You will also find groups that don’t usually agree on the same things. In one corner, there is a large representation by unions and labour. The BC Federation of Labour and several different unions are in support of better transit. In another corner, there are the business associations, real estate boards, and chambers of commerce from across Metro Vancouver. Business and labour supporting an initiative together? There must be something good going on here.

Finally, there are two groups that don’t always voice support of better transportation initiatives. Tourism boards have thrown their voice behind better transit. So have the prominent medical officers in the region. Not only is transportation choice an important logistics issue, it is becoming more and more of a health issue. More transportation choice means that people may decide to leave the car at home and be a little more active in their daily trips around the region.

The complete list of supporters is below.

  • Alma Mater Society of UBC Vancouver
  • Amalgamated Transit Union
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 134
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1724
  • AMS Bike Co-op
  • Assn. of Consulting Engineering Companies
  • BC Building Trades
  • BC Healthy Living Alliance
  • BC Chamber of Commerce
  • BC Federation of Labour
  • BC Institute of Technology Students’ Association
  • BC Ready-Mixed Concrete Association
  • BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association
  • BEST (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation)
  • British Columbia Cycling Coalition
  • British Columbia Golf
  • British Columbia Hotel Association
  • Building Owners and Managers Association of BC
  • Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Canadian Federation of Students
  • Canadian Office & Professional Employees Union Local 378
  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – BC Chapter
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 4500
  • Capilano Students’ Union
  • Car2Go
  • Car Sharing Association
  • Clean Energy BC
  • Clean Energy Canada
  • Connecting Environmental Professionals – Vancouver
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 7000
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Delta Chamber of Commerce
  • Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association
  • Downtown Vancouver Association
  • Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association
  • Ecofish Research Ltd.
  • ForestEthics Advocacy
  • Fraser Basin Council
  • GetOnBoard BC
  • Graduate Student Society at Simon Fraser University
  • Greater Langley Cycling Coalition
  • GreenJobs BC
  • Greenpeace Canada
  • HandyDART Riders’ Alliance
  • HASTe (Hub for Active School Travel)
  • Hospital Employees’ Union
  • HUB Cycling
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115
  • Joint Council of Unions at TransLink/Coast Mountain Bus Company
  • Light Rail Links coalition
  • M. K. Ince and Associates Ltd.
  • Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce
  • Medical Health Officer – Dr. John Carsley
  • Medical Health Officer – Dr. Lisa Mu
  • Medical Health Officer (Chief) – Dr. Victoria Lee
  • Metro Vancouver Alliance
  • Modo
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Parks Vancouver
  • New Westminster Chamber of Commerce
  • North Shore Tourism
  • North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
  • Perkins+Will
  • Pembina Institute
  • Gordon Price, director of SFU’s City Program
  • RAIC Architects Canada (Vancouver chapter)
  • Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
  • Richmond Chamber of Commerce
  • Sierra Club BC
  • Simon Fraser Student Society
  • Smart Progressive Alliance for Responsible Extraordinary Change
  • Social Planning and Research Council
  • Students’ Union of Vancouver Community College
  • Surrey Board of Trade
  • Sustainable SFU
  • Tourism Industry Association of BC
  • Tourism New Westminster
  • Tourism Richmond
  • Tourism Vancouver
  • Tourism White Rock Association
  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
  • UBCC350
  • Urban Development Institute
  • Unifor
  • Unifor Local 111
  • Unifor Local 2200
  • Vancouver AM Tourism Association
  • Vancouver Board of Trade
  • Vancouver Public Space Network
  • Vancouver-Burnaby Chapter of the Council of Canadians
  • Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association
  • Voters Taking Action on Climate Change
  • Watershed Watch Salmon Society
  • Wilderness Committee
  • Zipcar
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