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Prior Street enhancements and pilot

We're taking the first steps in a pilot project to address long-standing traffic safety concerns along Prior and Venables St.

The pilot is part of a Council direction and will:

  • Improve walkability
  • Reduce vehicle speeds
  • Carry out traffic calming
  • Increase street lighting levels
  • Improve transit stop amenities

The pilot is expected to be in place for approximately one year to capture the changes in travel patterns and seasonal differences.

We'll be monitoring:

  • The impacts of potential traffic short cutting on local streets in the Strathcona and City Gate communities 
  • Vehicle speeds 
  • Impacts to transit and emergency vehicles
  • Access to the industrial area and businesses 

City staff are working closely with Translink and Vancouver Fire Rescue Services to monitor and maintain service reliability and emergency response times in the area.  

What's happening

Prior St between Gore and Raymur avenues now have one travel-lane in each direction throughout the day including weekday mornings and afternoons. Previously, two travel lanes were available during peak times.

A reduction in speed to 30km/h has been implemented adjacent to Strathcona Park between Raymur and Hawks avenues.


Pilot Duration

January 2020 - January 2021

How this project may affect you