Transportation & Transit


“The District will work toward providing a balanced transportation system that encourages transit, cycling, pedestrian and other modes of travel throughout the municipality that minimize greenhouse gas emissions. The District will work with Provincial and Regional authorities to ensure a safe and efficient transportation and transit system between the communities in the Sea to Sky Corridor” – District of Squamish Official Community Plan Guiding Principal 5, Transportation Choice.

Improving Your Transportation Choices through Transportation Demand Management?

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) seeks to reduce the demand for vehicle use while enhancing opportunities for transit, walking, cycling, and car-pooling. Traditional transportation management seeks to increase road space when faced with congestion. TDM in its goal to foster new travel behaviours looks at each single occupancy vehicle as an opportunity to increase road capacity by diverting trips to other modes of transportation. Through our plans & policies (listed below), programs, and services the District of Squamish is applying a Transportation Demand Management approach to realize our emission reduction goals.

3.11 Transportation

Did you know:

Emissions from the transportation sector have grown 42% since 1990 and made up 37% of BC’s total GHG emissions in 2005. Within the sector, 60% of these emissions came from road vehicles, and most of the road vehicle emissions came from light passenger vehicles (motorcycles, cars, pickups, minivans, and SUVs). source:

Quest University Student Project 2014 – Transportation in Squamish

Quest University student Natalie Douglas completed a student project for the District of Squamish over the summer of 2014. Her project reviewed the history of transportation in Squamish and existing studies, examined themes in transportation planning and relevant case studies, and concluded with a series of recommendations for Squamish. Her report was co-authored by professor Rich Wildman with Quest University.  Natalie presented her work to the District’s Select Committee on Transportation Issues on October 7, 2014.  

Report: Transportation in Squamish: Past Studies, Selected Case Studies, and Recommendations
Presentation: View research presentation


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Active and Safe Routes to School

Working to overcome barriers to children's active school travel by mobilizing children and families one step at a time.

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Squamish Transit

The Squamish Transit System is run in partnership with BC Transit and service is provided...

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Be Bright at Night

Be Bright @ Night urges all cyclists and pedestrians to wear bright clothing and reflective gear when out on dark winter roads.

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Active Transportation

Squamish’s first Active Transportation Plan has been adopted.

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