Learn How Now: The Metro Vancouver Traffic Map on DriveBC

Do you travel in the Metro Vancouver area? If so, there’s a great new DriveBC feature you need to know about called the Metro Vancouver Traffic Flow map.

You’ll find it by clicking on the picture of the map on the DriveBC homepage, or by clicking the Map View tab near the top of the screen, and then clicking the last option in the map legend that appears on the right-hand side of the screen.

You’ll see a colour-coded map of the Metro Vancouver area appear. Green means traffic is moving well, orange means it’s moving slowly, and red means it’s moving very slowly. If you see a road that’s grey, it means there isn’t enough information about the route, and traffic movement can’t be confirmed.

It’s a quick, easy way to help you plan your route through Metro Vancouver’s busy streets.

Have any questions or curious to find out more? Let us know in the comments below. Otherwise, enjoy the show and have a great long weekend!

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    • Hi Brian,

      The map works by anonymously tracking the speed of movement of GPS-equipped cellphones on major routes in the Lower Mainland. To maintain privacy, the system discards any personal data from phones.The map covers Highway 1 from the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal to Chilliwack, Highway 99 from the Peace Arch Border Crossing to Whistler, and all other numbered highways and major commuter routes in Metro Vancouver. It was developed by TransLink, with federal and provincial government funding, and is available for free at either drivebc.ca or translink.ca.

      Hope this helps!

      • hi there, I was wondering if you have the raw data for traffic information available? I’m currently working on a GIS school project which requires this data among many others. Thank you!