The City is exploring opportunities to replace the two elevated roadways with a mostly at-grade street network — i.e. streets built on the ground — as part of a strategic planning review of Northeast False Creek.
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The viaducts are remnants of a 1960s freeway plan that was never fully completed. Originally designed to connect Downtown Vancouver, the viaducts now act as a barrier, cutting off surrounding neighbourhoods from the False Creek waterfront, the downtown, and each other. They are costly to maintain, seismically unstable, and offer poor connectivity to the surrounding area.
The City is proposing a new at-grade Pacific Boulevard and Georgia Street ramp. Studies have confirmed that this new street network can handle 100% of the current and future traffic volume and will be better adapted to accommodating improved options for getting around the area. This means improved connections for a variety of transportation modes including walking, cycling, transit, goods movement and driving.
There is a window of opportunity to establish this new connected street network before Northeast False Creek builds out.
Slide the arrows from left to right in order to see a before and after comparison map of the Northeast False Creek area including the proposed street network and land use.
If Council decides to replace the viaducts this fall, the detailed planning and design work can start.
If you are unable to attend one of our scheduled events, you can read more and see our most recent presentation »
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Last modified: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:07:14