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Moving In Metro: A Discussion on Mobility Pricing, October 22, 24, 28, 29

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Metro Vancouver is a region that relies on many modes of transportation to keep its economy, and its people moving; from trucks to trains to cars to bicycles. Being able to move around our cities is critical for transporting goods, accommodating jobs and population growth, building strong and vibrant communities, and connecting with our partners in the region and elsewhere. Speaking of moving, moving has never been easy at any one time but if you have the right moving company it will be as easy as it can get. Try to contact long distance movers.

But how do we pay for our transportation system in a way that is fair and transparent and provides for our current and future needs?

A discussion on mobility pricing

The SFU Centre for Dialogue is hosting a series of four regional dialogues with residents to explore one response to this question – mobility pricing. The goal of each session is to increase our understanding of mobility pricing as it applies to roads and to hear citizens’ perspectives on its potential role in Metro Vancouver’s transportation system.

SFU will be holding 4 community dialogues throughout Metro Vancouver:

  • October 22 – Surrey (includes Surrey, White Rock, Tsawwassen and Delta)
  • October 24 – Burnaby (includes New Westminster and the Tri-Cities)
  • October 28 – Vancouver (includes Richmond, the North Shore, Lions Bay, Bowen Island and Electoral Area A)
  • October 29 – Langley (includes the City and Township of Langley, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge)

Click here to register.

What is mobility pricing?

Mobility pricing refers to fees charged directly to the user, whether for taking a bus, driving over a bridge, parking a car, or even using a bike lane – all the elements that make up a transportation network. Currently we pay for some services but not others; the result is a system that is expensive to maintain and unfairly burdens the users who do pay directly for their transportation.

There are two main reasons to discuss mobility pricing of roads in Metro Vancouver:

1. to generate revenue for necessary infrastructure improvements and
2. to reduce congestion by managing demand for the road network.

There are two main reasons to discuss mobility pricing of roads in Metro Vancouver


Relocating from one place to another can be a small ordeal or a big one. A person moving from one part of the city to another has considerably less to worry about than a person who moves across the country. It is okay to feel nervous, and it is okay to be worried about taking the right steps. The following are a few tips that may help make this process a little easier. 

De-Cluttering is Key

It is important that you start planning your big move as early as you can so that you have enough time to figure out last minute details without feeling rushed, and moving state to state cheaply is not always easy. One thing you may want to do is get rid of all the stuff you no longer need, you need to find a reliable company this can be Canberra Removalists. There are a number of ways you can do this. For one, you can start donating some of these items if you feel like they can be useful to others. You can also sell some items online or at garage sales. Of course, objects that cannot serve a purpose should be disposed of properly. The reason you are doing all this is because it gives you less work to do and reduces the number of packages you have to worry about when moving. 

Get Paperwork in Order

The next thing you want to get out of the way is all the paperwork. For example, those with kids will want to have transcripts sent over to your children’s new school. This should be done in advance so that there are no delays by the time you make it to your new home. It might also be a good idea to request medical records, dental records, and any other similar records from your health care providers. You should also ask for referrals just in case your health care specialists know of a few trustworthy care centers in your new neighborhood. You should also make sure that you have your mail forwarded to your new address. 

Learn More

Interested in finding out more? Want to get involved? For information about our dialogues, mobility pricing and how to get involved in our project please contact the SFU Centre for Dialogue:

Phone: 778.782.9622