Envision Strategy for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Portside Blundell Road Improvements Project

luuceo is working with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to advance the sustainability and resilience performance of the Portside/Blundell Road Improvements Project. The Portside/Blundell Project is part of the Greater Vancouver Gateway 2030 strategy, created by the Gateway Transportation Collaboration Forum to identify smart infrastructure investment to remove trade bottlenecks, while addressing the community impacts of goods movement and population growth. “By removing capacity constraints and freight bottlenecks to get Canadian goods to market, these projects will help grow the economy, create well-paying jobs, and support liveable, green communities with improvements to safety, mobility, and air quality,” (vancouvergateway.ca). We worked with the port authority to conduct a preliminary assessment of potential project performance against the Envision framework for sustainable infrastructure. Following the preliminary assessment, strategies for performance improvement under Envision were explored and identified through a series of meetings with relevant project team members. Consideration was given to the port authority’s policies and priorities around sustainability, infrastructure development, community engagement, and climate resilience.

For more information about the Portside/Blundell Road Improvements Project, visit portvancouver.com/portsideblundellupgrades.

luuceo has been engaged with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority since early 2020 to advance and support the sustainability and Envision objectives of the Portside/Blundell Road Improvements Project. luuceo has been extremely proactive and collaborative with the various internal departments and the consultants engaged on the project and has an in-depth knowledge and experience of the Envision process, and various other sustainability frameworks. luuceo is always well-prepared for the project meetings, and presents the data in a professional, succinct and collaborative way which always prompts and encourages participation by meeting attendees. The Envision process has a lot of moving parts and luuceo does a great job of collecting and organizing a large amount of data in a fashion that captures and communicates the essence of Envision requirements. It has been an absolute pleasure working with the luuceo team!

Roxana Mousavi

Senior Project Delivery Specialist, Infrastructure Division , Vancouver Fraser Port Authority