A top priority of Transportation 2040 is to upgrade the 10th Avenue Corridor to be more safe, convenient, comfortable, and fun for people of all ages and abilities to walk and cycle.
The 10th Avenue local-street bikeway runs from Victoria Drive to Trafalgar Street, linking many key destinations like Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and Commercial Drive, plus several busy north-south cycling routes.
Over 500,000 people cycle on 10th Avenue every year, making it one of the busiest east-west bikeways in the city.
As part of this project, we're proposing to:
This project will be developed and implemented between 2015 and 2017.
Staff will compile and analyze all feedback received through the November open houses and stakeholder meetings, and consider adjustments to the designs.
Final recommended designs will be presented to Council Advisory Committees and Council in early 2017.
You will have the opportunity to speak or write to Council with your thoughts on the recommendations.
Pending Council approval, reconstruction of 10th Avenue in the Health Precinct (Oak Street to Cambie Street), Quebec Street to Guelph Street, and Commercial Drive to Victoria Drive is expected to begin late in 2017.
Read about our consultation process to upgrade the 10th Avenue Corridor and view open house displays.
The recommended design responds to challenges in these priority areas:
Learn about the challenges of each priority area: click or tap on the numbered areas on the map.
We've been in the community receiving your feedback since summer 2015: at open houses and working group sessions, in online surveys and emails.
Here are the key themes we've heard. Learn how the recommended design responds to these themes.
Recognizing that patient access is critical in the Health Precinct, we're partnering with VCH to pave a new surface parking lot at Ash St and 10th Ave to slightly increase the parking supply in the precinct.
Some on-street parking is proposed to be removed to enhance the safety of all road users and visitors to the precinct. People driving to the precinct are encouraged to use off-street parking as much as possible.
96% of the current parking supply in the Health Precinct is off-street parking, 4% is on-street. During peak hours, 11:00am-3:00pm, there is an average of 400-500 vacant parking spaces in off-street parking lots and only 1-5 vacant on-street parking spaces on 10th Avenue, which tend to be closer to Cambie St.
Here is our process and anticipated milestones.
Phase 1: Ideas and information
Fall 2015 to
Phase 2: Design Options
Phase 3: Recommendations
Improving the 10th Avenue Corridor was approved in principle as part of the Transportation 2040 plan that Council adopted in 2012.
Completing this project will help us towards these Transportation 2040 directions: