Fourth Plain Projects & Initiatives
The Vine – Bus Rapid Transit
The Fourth Plain corridor recently became home to the region’s first Bus Rapid Transit line. The Vine, a high-capacity transit system constructed by C-TRAN, connects transit riders from downtown Vancouver to the Westfield Mall via Fourth Plain Blvd—C-TRAN’s highest ridership corridor. The Vine benefits transit riders by providing greater frequency and predictability of service, and has improved the look of Fourth Plain with enhanced station areas that provide wider sidewalks, better lighting, and attractive shelters with public art elements.
For more info, visit C-TRAN's website.
Kaiser HEAL Initiative
Clark County Public Health (CCPH) received a $250,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente to support active living projects, policies, and environmental changes along the Fourth Plain corridor in central Vancouver. As part of Kaiser’s Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Initiative, CCPH will collaborate with three partners—the City of Vancouver, Bike Clark County, and Vancouver Public Schools—to introduce a variety of programs and policies that support physical activity and health on the corridor.
As a partner on this grant, the City of Vancouver will develop strategies to improve walking connections in the Fourth Plain Corridor and adjacent neighborhoods. Using Goal 4 of the Fourth Plain Forward Action Plan as its guide, the City will develop a safe streets strategy that evaluates current safety measures and recommends areas for improvement.
CCPH webpage: Partnerships for Healthy Neighborhoods (P4HN)
Business District Development
The City is facilitating the development of a nonprofit business district organization to manage the ongoing enhancement of the Fourth Plain International District. The purpose of this organization would be to promote the welfare of Fourth Plain businesses, enhance the image of the district, attract new visitors and investment, and manage projects and activities within the district.
Once formed, the organization could undertake activities like district branding, shared advertising and promotions, special events, and projects to build community. The organization could also support small businesses within the district by facilitating technical assistance and supporting the Fourth Plain Forward initiative's business workshops and facade improvement program.