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Commercial Drive Complete Street

Increasing the safety and comfort for people who walk, bike, take transit and drive

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:

  1. Providing direct and convenient access to shops and services for people of all ages and abilities using all modes of transportation.
  2. Improving safety and comfort for people travelling by all modes of transportation, with a focus on walking, cycling, and transit.
  3. Ensuring loading, delivery, and access works well for local businesses to help them continue to thrive.
  4. Making it easy for people access to shops and services, and participate in public life through accessible design.
  5. Considering flexible design approaches to facilitate special events.
  6. Exploring opportunities to integrate sustainable rainwater management techniques.

What's happening?

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.

Project timeline

Here is our process and anticipated milestones.

  • Summer 2016

    Grandview-Woodland Community Plan adopted by Council

  • October 2016

    Phase 1: Ideas and Information

    • What we did: Launched public consultation process, identified ideas and opportunities for transportation improvements, and refined the complete street design principles based on feedback.
    • Who we consulted: Residents, local businesses, Grandview-Woodland Transportation and Neighbourhood Parking Stakeholder Advisory Group (Grandview-Woodland SAG), and civic advisory committees.
    • What we created: Confirm Complete Street principles and proposed draft design concepts informed by community input, stakeholder input, technical analysis, and City policy priorities.
  • We are here
  • February 2017

    Phase 2: Proposed Design Options

    • What we'll do: Public consultation on proposed design options, refine design concepts through events and workshops
    • Who we'll consult with: Residents, local businesses, civic advisory committees, and the Grandview-Woodland SAG
    • What we'll do based on feedback: Evaluate design options, consider potential additional options, and recommend a preferred design
  • Spring -
    Fall 2017

    Phase 3: Recommendation

    • What we'll do: Finalize the design recommendations for Commercial Drive Complete Street
    • Who we'll consult with: The public, local businesses, civic advisory committees, and the Grandview-Woodland SAG
    • What we'll create: Final design recommendation for a Complete Street on Commercial Drive

 

Who we heard from

Since launching the project in fall 2016, we've heard from community members through events, online surveys, telephone, and emails.

feedback forms completed by residents
people attended our open house events
business and goods movement surveys completed
business/ commercial property owners attended a drop-in event

Past updates

December 2016

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.

October 2016

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.

September 2016

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.

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People walking on a crosswalk and vehicles at the Commercial Drive and Broadway intersection