Land use is mostly car-oriented.
The North Shore and most of Metro Vancouver has dispersed and low-density land use. As a result, the car is more convenient for most trips.
Active modes of transportation (i.e., walking, cycling and transit) vary within different parts of the North Shore, highlighting transit-supportive land use as one of the key factors associated with higher active mode and transit adoption (e.g., Lonsdale corridor).
Approved municipal plans on the North Shore contain visions for compact, complete, and vibrant urban centres with a range of housing options, serviced by active transportation networks and well-connected by transit. This aims to make travel by walking, cycling and transit the preferred options for more trips.