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10th Avenue Corridor Project

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.

Project goals

As part of this project, we're proposing to:

  • Improve comfort and accessibility for people walking and cycling, especially in busier sections around VGH
  • Address safety concerns for all road users, especially at key intersections
  • Accommodate the loading and access needs of adjacent businesses and institutions
  • Help drivers who may not be accustomed to high bicycle volumes get to their destinations along 10th Avenue safely and comfortably

This project will be developed and implemented between 2015 and 2017.

We want to hear from you!

Online questionnaire: share your thoughts on the proposed designs

Tell us what you think of the recommended and proposed designs for the 10th Avenue Corridor. The online questionnaire is available until December 12, 2016.

Take the questionnaire

November open houses: what do you think of the recommended design for the Corridor in the Health Precinct?

Building on what we heard from you over the last year, we've developed a recommended design for 10th Avenue Corridor from:

  • Oak Street to Cambie Street (in the Health Precinct)
  • Quebec Street to Guelph Street
  • Commercial Drive to Victoria Drive

Drop-in to our four open houses any time to learn about the recommended design, ask questions, and give your feedback.

November 22, 4:00pm - 7:00pm November 23, 4:00pm - 7:00pm November 26, 11:00am - 3:00pm November 29, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

View the open house materials:

Map of the Corridor's priority areas

The recommended design responds to challenges in these priority areas:

  1. Oak Street to Cambie Street (in the Health Precinct)
  2. Quebec Street to Guelph Street
  3. Commercial Drive to Victoria Drive

Learn about the challenges of each priority area: click or tap on the numbered areas on the map.

You spoke, we listened

We've been in the community receiving your feedback since summer 2015: at open houses and working group sessions, in online surveys and emails.

completed surveys
open house attendees
emails and 3-1-1 responses
stakeholder meetings

Here are the key themes we've heard. Learn how the recommended design responds to these themes.

Maintain safe and convenient access to health services

Create safe crossings for pedestrians 

Ensure efficient and intuitive access to hospital

Enhance access to Health Precinct for those using public transit 

Assess parking needs near health services

Plan for future hospital uses

Project timeline

Here is our process and anticipated milestones.

  • Summer

    Phase 1: Ideas and information

    • What we did: Collected feedback at open houses and stakeholder meetings to help identify challenges and opportunities
  • Fall 2015 to
    fall 2016

    Phase 2: Design Options

    • What we did: Launched the public consultation process, identied ideas, interests, and opportunities in the planning area, and prepared emerging area plan directions
  • Fall 2016

    Phase 3: Recommendations

    • What we did: Refined design based on Phase 2 feedback
  • We are here

    • What we'll do: Present recommended designs at open houses and stakeholder meetings
  • Early 2017

    Council presentation

    • What we'll do: Present final recommended design to Council
  • Fall and
    winter 2017


    • What we'll do: If Council approves the design, we'll begin construction on the new corridor

Past updates

Find out what's happened so far on this project to upgrade the 10th Avenue Corridor.

How this project links to Transportation 2040

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: 

  1. Increase green transportation so that at least two-thirds of all trips on foot, bike, or transit by 2040
  2. Make walking and cycling safe, convenient, and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities
  3. Manage the road network efficiently for all road users

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