The False Creek Flats neighborhood of Vancouver plays a vital role in the local and regional economy. Near to downtown and the Port of Vancouver, the area is home to residential neighbourhoods and more than 600 businesses.
The City of Vancouver completed the False Creek Flats Plan in 2017, in consultation with residents, businesses, and key stakeholders. The Plan is a long-term vision for the area to ensure the region remains productive, sustainable, and connected to the rest of the city.
As part of the False Creek Flats planning process, there were many discussions about a new arterial street through the Flats that would either go over or under the Burrard Inlet Rail Line. The purpose of this arterial street would be to create better connections between East Vancouver and the city core and improve safety at the rail crossing, as Prior/Venables is currently the only remaining major road in Vancouver to cross a rail line at street level. There were many discussions throughout the False Creek Flats planning process about the route for the new arterial street, as well as the trade-offs with each route option.
No clear preference for one of the arterial options surfaced during the False Creek Flats planning process, a result of the complex trade-offs presented by the options. The Flats Arterial Community Panel was tasked with recommending a grade-separated arterial route that reliably and efficiently connects the Flats neighbourhood with the broader city while also improving safety and active transportation opportunities.
溫哥華福溪平地社區在本地和區域經濟中有舉足輕重的作用。不但靠近市中心和溫哥華港, 該地區 亦是住宅區和超過600多戶企業的家園。
溫哥華市最近與居民、企業和主要利益相關者協商, 完成了福溪平地規劃。這個規劃項目是該地區 一個長期願景, 以確保區域的生產、可持續性和與城市其他地方的聯繫。
作為福溪平地規劃過程的一部分,有很多討論是有關一條新的幹道貫穿平地越過布勒内湾鐵路線或在鐵路線以下發展。這條幹道的目的,是要在東溫哥華與城市中心之間建立更好的聯繫,並改善鐵路與街道接壤的安全, 因為派亞街與維納布斯街是現在溫哥華唯一一條在街道上穿過鐵路線的主要道 路。有關新幹道的路線, 以及每條路線選擇的取捨, 都在福溪平地規劃中有很多的討論。
由於路線選擇的複雜權衡結果, 在福溪平地規劃過程中, 沒有明確地選出任何一個新道路的方案。 平地幹線社區小組的任務是推薦一條架空或地下的幹線道路, 可靠及有效地將平地鄰里與更廣泛 的城市部份連接, 同時亦可改善安全及流暢的交通體驗。