Driving

The street network is a critical component of the City’s transportation, not only for supporting automobile traffic, but also walking, cycling, transit and goods movement. In order to ensure that City Streets are as safe as possible, a variety of programs, tools, regulations and incentives exist, such as:

TravelSmart

Looking for an alternative to driving? TravelSmart is an online resource with ideas and tools to help you choose active and sustainable transportation options. If you want to be regularly kept informed of tips and trends in sustainable travel options, join the TravelSmart community by signing up for the TravelSmart Newsletter

Road Safety

For information on what you can do to reduce your risk on the road, see ICBC - Road Safety website.

Traffic Cameras

For information on road conditions outside Coquitlam, check out the TransLink website to see the many traffic cameras around the region.

Motor Vehicle Act

The Motor Vehicle Act governs driver licensing and standards, motor vehicle offenses and enforcement, and sets out regulatory signs.

Car Sharing

Car sharing offers the convenience of a vehicle without the hassle or ongoing expenses of owning and maintaining one. It provides a strong complement to other sustainable travel modes like public transit, walking and cycling. Research from the 2014 Metro Vancouver Car Share Study has further shown that each car share vehicle replaces between 5 and 11 private personal vehicles. 

The first car share vehicle was introduced in the City in November 2013; and since that time, the number has grown to 13 car share vehicles at 9 different locations, operated by Modo (10 cars) and Zipcar (3 cars). Car share vehicles within Coquitlam are part of the two-way model requiring users to return the vehicles to their original pick up stations. There are 10 in the City Centre, 2 in Lougheed and 1 in Burquitlam, and the  vehicle locations can  be viewed in the City's interactive map ( QTheMap ) under the “Transportation - Car Share” layer.

Elsewhere in Metro Vancouver, Car2Go and Evo offer car share services based on the one-way model (similar to a self-driven taxi) and these can be conveniently used to extend a public transit trip.