Point Grey Road sidewalk and public realm improvements
Council approves the completion of the Seaside Greenway
May 4, 2016 - Vancouver City Council approved public realm improvements to the Seaside Greenway between Alma and Macdonald Streets to improve safety and comfort for people walking and expand public green space. The project includes widening of the sidewalk, new or improved treed boulevards, and public realm improvements.
Staff to recommend final design at May 4 Council meeting
April 28, 2016 - The manager of transportation planning will present the final design recommendation for Point Grey Road improvements to Council at the 9:30am Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities meeting on May 4, 2016.
February 29, 2016 - We have refined the public realm and sidewalk design along Point Grey Road between Alma Street and Tatlow Park, and refinements to the cul-de-sacs between Blenheim and Trutch Streets. The newsletter and boards below contain information about the final recommended public realm and sidewalk improvements on the north side of Point Grey Road. We invite you to view the newsletter and board below which detail the recommendations:
Please submit your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 13, 2016.
Newsletter: Neighbourhood traffic plan
December 10, 2015 – In June 2015, we presented three neighbourhood traffic plan options for the neighbourhood north of West 4th Avenue, and two public realm and sidewalk options along Point Grey Road. The newsletter below contains information about the final recommended neighbourhood traffic plan and planned improvements to the traffic signals on West 4th Avenue between Macdonald Street and Bayswater Street.
Infographic: People cycling on the Seaside Greenway
August 7, 2015 – Hundreds of thousands of people cycle on the Seaside Greenway each year.
Questionnaire: What do you think about the wider sidewalk and traffic plan designs?
July 6, 2015 – Thank you to everyone who completed the questionnaire. We're now analyzing the feedback we received.
June 18, 2015 – Can't make it to the open houses? Share your thoughts in our online questionnaire. The questionnaire closes on July 4.
June 18 and 20 open houses: Learn about the wider sidewalk and traffic plan designs
June 8, 2015 – We're working to improve the walking connection between Macdonald St and Alma St, and to finalize a neighbourhood traffic management plan for the local area south of Point Grey Road.
In addition to continuing to collect and analyze information, we are seeking your input on wider sidewalk designs on the north side of Point Grey Road, and on traffic plan options.
Drop by an open house to discuss the designs with our project team, give your feedback, and ask us questions. Come by anytime during the event.
Date: Thursday, June 18, 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Bayview Elementary School Gym, 2251 Collingwood Street
Date: Saturday, June 20, 12:00 noon – 6:00pm
Location: Point Grey Road (between Blenheim Street and Trutch Street). In the event of rain, this will take place at Bayview Elementary School. For day-of updates, visit facebook.com/bikevancouver .
York Avenue construction update
March 2014 – Construction on York Avenue between Chestnut and Yew streets started on March 10. The majority of work will happen during spring break, to lessen impacts on Henry Hudson Elementary students, parents, and school operations.
4th Avenue traffic signal timing improved
March 2014 – Staff recently made changes to several signals on West 4th Avenue between Bayswater and Alma streets to make it easier for drivers turning left onto 4th Avenue.
Additional on-street parking on Point Grey Road
March 2014 – More on-street parking spaces were added next to Margaret Pigott Park and the park at Trafalgar Street. The parking spaces are located within the street right of way to preserve and not on park land. These changes are in response to requests staff received from the residents, Seniors Advisory Committee, and Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee for additional parking in the neighbourhood and next to parks.
Construction begins at York Avenue and Yew Street intersection
February 2014 – Roadwork at the intersection of York Avenue and Yew Street begins Monday, February 24 and will take approximately four weeks to complete. During construction, expect:
- Temporary detours along York or Yew Streets (access to businesses will be available via York or Yew at all times)
- Temporary parking restrictions to facilitate construction and allow traffic to travel through the area
Point Grey Road conversion to a local street between Macdonald and Alma
Winter 2014 – Starting January 18, 2014, crews will close Point Grey Road at Macdonald Street to through traffic for vehicles. Westbound traffic will be directed south on Macdonald Street. Point Grey Road will become a local street, as part of the plan to complete the Seaside Greenway.
Fall 2013 – Roadwork is progressing on Point Grey Road west of Alma Street, and nearing completion at these intersections:
- Macdonald Street and West 4th Avenue
- Macdonald Street and West 3rd Avenue
- Bayswater Street and West 3rd Avenue
Council approves the completion of the Seaside Greenway
July 29, 2013 – Vancouver City Council approved the completion of the 28 km Seaside Greenway between Jericho Beach Park and Trafalgar Street, including making Point Grey Road west of Macdonald Street a local street. Council also approved the new York Bikeway from Stephens Street to Seaforth Park.
Council approves recommended improvements to Burrard Street Bridge
July 24, 2013 – Council approved recommended improvements to the south end of the Burrard Bridge that will:
- Address a cycling collision hotspot by reducing speed and volumes between Burrard and Cypress Streets
- Help transfer traffic volumes to nearby existing routes and reduce volumes along Cornwall Avenue and Point Grey Road where walking and cycling volumes are expected to increase
- Decrease the travel time for pedestrians and cyclists through the intersection by reducing the maximum number of crossings
- Reduce the footprint of the intersection and provide additional land that could be used for other City initiatives
For more detailed information:
Staff to recommend final design at July 23 Council meeting
July 17, 2013 – The Director of Transportation will present the final design for Phase 1 of the Point Grey Cornwall Active Transportation Corridor to Council at the 9:30am Regular Council Meeting on July 23, 2013.
Council will hear from speakers and decide on the design at the 2:00pm City Finance and Services Committee Meeting, later the same day.
Open houses and questionnaire: What do you think of the design proposals?
May 23, 2013 – Can't make it an open house on May 23, 25, or 27? Take our questionnaire instead. We will use your feedback to refine the design before we present our recommendation and implementation plan to Council later this summer.
The questionnaire closed on June 10, 2013. Thank you for your interest.
April 26, 2013 – Drop-in to one of the following open houses to view design proposals for the corridor. City staff will be available during the times listed to discuss the project, answer questions and gather input.
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Staff presentation: 7:45pm
Location: Henry Hudson Elementary School (Gym), 1551 Cypress Street
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Staff presentation: 10:45am and 12:45pm
Location: Bayview Elementary School (Gym), 2251 Collingwood Street
Date: Monday, May 27, 2013, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Staff presentation: 4:45pm
Location: Kitsilano Public Library (Basement), 2425 Macdonald Street
Get the summary from our first phase of consultation
April 15, 2013 – Report release summarizing the first phase of consultation between January 2 - February 28, 2013. It includes the project context and goals, consultation methods, consultation summary and next steps.
February 13-18, 2013 – Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts in our online survey. A summary of your feedback will be posted online shortly.
Attend an open house during our phase 1 consultation
December 2012 – City staff are collecting and analyzing transportation data and identifying routing options. Background information and concepts will be presented at the following open houses.
Date: February 2, 2013, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Kitsilano Community Centre (Snowy's Lounge), 2690 Larch Street
Date: January 31, 2013, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Queen Mary Elementary School (Gym), 2000 Trimble Street
Date: January 29, 2013, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Vancouver Maritime Museum (TK Gallery), 1905 Ogden Avenue