The Commercial Drive Complete Street project aims to increase the safety and comfort for people who walk, bike, take transit, and drive.
Commercial Drive is the heart of the Grandview-Woodland community and a popular destination for local residents and visitors to stroll and enjoy the rich variety of independent shops and services.
Creating a complete street for people of all ages and abilities along Commercial Drive is a goal of the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan.
What's a complete street?
We're taking everything into account to create a complete street:
Last fall, we held open houses and did an online survey asking how we could improve travel along Commercial Drive. Thank you to all who took time to connect with us.
Based on what we heard, we are taking more time to work with local businesses and community groups to meet the unique needs of this community around loading, parking, and transit needs.
Here is our process and anticipated milestones.
Grandview-Woodland Community Plan adopted by Council
Phase 1: Ideas and Information
Phase 2: Proposed Design Options
Phase 3: Recommendation
Since launching the project in fall 2016, we've heard from community members through events, online surveys, telephone, and emails.
We conducted a Business and Goods Movement Survey with businesses on Commercial Drive. The purpose of the survey was to help us better understand the commercial loading, delivery, parking, and access needs of businesses on The Drive.
We then hosted a one-day drop-in event to share the results of the Business and Goods Movement Survey with businesses and to discuss improvements. The survey gave us a better understanding of the loading, delivery, access, and parking issues for Commercial Drive businesses.
We held two open houses on October 20 and 22 for you to learn about the project.
As well, we asked what you thought about improving travel and parking along Commercial Drive in an online questionnaire from October 21 to November 6. Thank you to everyone who participated! We're now analyzing the feedback we received and preparing a summary.
We conducted a Business and Goods Movement survey with businesses on Commercial Drive. The purpose of the survey was to help us better understand the commercial loading, delivery, parking, and access needs of The Drive businesses.
The group works as a forum for staff to provide updates to key stakeholders on transportation items emerging from the Grandview-Woodland Community plan.