Project overview and process
August 2012 - April 2013
City staff collected data; reviewed the road network; met with Vancouver Fire and Rescue, BC Hydro, Translink, BC Trucking Association and businesses along the route; and developed a design that fits within the City policy context and project goals, while balancing technical and financial considerations.
Staff will present the design to the public in a series of information sessions to discuss the project in greater detail and answer any questions. Staff will also continue to meet with stakeholders and businesses to present and discuss the design.
Using all of the information collected (data, policy, public feedback, technical and financial considerations), staff will further refine the design before presenting it to Council. Given the uncertainty of the viaducts, staff will recommend constructing the upgrades using temporary materials to minimize project costs.
City staff will report to Council with a recommended design along with the process and funding necessary to proceed with construction. Council will hear from the public before deciding how the project will proceed.
Staff will meet with stakeholders and businesses to develop an inclusive consultation process to discuss the potential transportation changes on Union Street, from Main Street to Princess Avenue. The City may consider traffic calming measures that restrict the number of cars and trucks on Union Street.
This development helps meet the goals of the City's Transportation 2040 Plan by making walking and cycling more safe, comfortable, and convenient for people of all ages and abilities.
Staff will report back to Council with an update on consultation efforts.
July 2013 - September 2013
City crews will build the bikeway enhancements approved by Council.