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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.

What's coming up

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.

Consultation process and documents

Read about our consultation process to upgrade the 10th Avenue Corridor and view open house displays.

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
    2015

    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
  •  

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

    Council presentation

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

    Construction

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

10thAvenue@vancouver.ca

Consultation process and documents