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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 happening?

We are conducting door-to-door outreach to Commercial Drive businesses to share our recent findings and present information on opportunities to improve loading and parking.

Over the summer we will host pop-up events on public spaces and placemaking with VIVA Vancouver.

What we heard

We are still in a listen and learn phase. Read about what we heard during fall 2016 consultation events. 

Walking and public space

Cycling

Transit

Parking

Loading and lanes

What's a complete street?

A street designed for everyone. This means a thoughtful design that:

  1. Ensures people of all ages and abilities can access homes and businesses.
  2. Improves safety and comfort, especially for those walking, cycling, or taking transit.
  3. Supports the movement of goods, services, and emergency vehicles.
  4. Aims to enhance public life and make streets inviting spaces.
  5. Considers green space, such as street trees and community gardens.
  6. Explores opportunities for flexible design so streets can be adapted for special events, celebrations, and emerging technologies.
  7. Explores opportunities to integrate sustainable design, such as rainwater management.
  8. Fits with the neighbourhood context – no one-size-fits-all approach!

Consultation process and documents

Read about our consultation process to upgrade Commercial Drive and view open house displays.

Project timeline

Here is our process and anticipated milestones to create and deliver these safety upgrades.

  • Summer 2016

    Grandview-Woodland Community Plan adopted by Council

  • October 2016

    Phase 1: Listen and Learn

    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
  • Winter 2017
    and spring 2018

    What we'll do: Continue to address access loading, parking, and transit needs in the area, continue sharing our loading and parking analyses, and understanding the needs of each business. We’ll host pop-up engagement activities focused on walking, public spaces, and placemaking.

    Who we'll consult with: Residents, local businesses, Grandview-Woodland Transportation and Neighbourhood Parking Stakeholder Advisory Group (Grandview-Woodland SAG), and civic advisory committees.

    What we'll do with the feedback: Gather a more complete picture of the commercial loading and transit requirements on The Drive. Public engagement is ongoing and feedback will be incorporated into design concepts.

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Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood Transportation Advisory Group

The group works as a forum for staff to provide updates to key stakeholders on transportation items emerging from the Grandview-Woodland Community plan.

Consultation process and documents