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An ex post facto evaluation of a Metro Vancouver Transportation Plan

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Plans ought to be evaluated upon completion to determine their impacts and the reasons for success or failure. With this information, future planning efforts can be improved. Accordingly, this thesis offers an ex post facto evaluation of Metro Vancouver’s Transport 2021 medium-range transportation plan to determine its effectiveness and recommend how to improve future plans. In 1993, this plan recommended regional transportation policies and projects for the horizon year of 2006. Using a mixed-methods approach adapted from Laurian et al., the plan’s logic, implementation, and outcomes were examined, and factors affecting the results were considered. Although the plan proved technically capable of meeting its goals, it was not an effective plan, as it was only partially implemented, and its goals were not fully achieved. I identified factors that limited the implementation and outcomes, including politics and a failure to achieve the goals of the related land-use plan.
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