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The Granville Bridge over False Creek

Engagement kicks off today on multiple design options for Granville Bridge Connector

View and weigh in on six design concepts reflecting earlier feedback

September 13 2019 –

The second phase of the engagement process kicks off for the Granville Bridge Connector, with various opportunities to weigh in on six design options with varying trade-offs. 

The process begins with an open house at CityLab (511 West Broadway), from 12 noon to 7pm on September 13, followed by workshops where participants can take a deeper dive into the material with staff, as well as an online survey. 

Opportunities to share input

Open houses

September 13, 12pm to 7pm
CityLab, 511 W Broadway

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September 14, 12pm to 5pm
CityLab, 511 W Broadway

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September 17, 4pm to 8pm
Central Library Promenade, 350 W Georgia

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Deep dive workshops 

September 19 to 21
CityLab, 511 W Broadway 

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TalkVancouver survey

Submit at open houses, workshops, or online until September 30, 2019.

Each is an opportunity to review and provide input on a range of design options that were informed by extensive public and stakeholder feedback from across the city in spring.  

Phase one of the process highlighted several key areas of public and stakeholder interest, led by strong overall support for the goals, pent-up demand for use, and the desire to feel safe and comfortable walking and cycling across Granville Bridge. 

Design options

  1. West side: wide sidewalk and two-way cycling lane on west side of bridge, with new signals at the Howe and Fir ramp crossings
  2. West side +: similar to west side option, but with additional sidewalk improvements on the east side of the bridge and Hemlock ramp, plus an additional cycling connection on Fir ramp to 10th Avenue
  3. East side: wide sidewalk and two-way cycling lane on east side of bridge with new signals at the Hemlock and Seymour ramp crossings
  4. East side +: similar to east side option, but with additional sidewalk improvements on the west side and 4th Avenue ramp, plus an additional cycling connection on Hemlock ramp to 7th Avenue
  5. Raised centre: wide sidewalk and two-way cycling lane down centre of bridge with path elevated about one metre above bridge deck
  6. Both sides: slightly widened existing sidewalks and a one-way cycling lane on each side of the bridge, with signalized ramp crossings at Howe, Fir, Hemlock, and Seymour

Staff plan to present recommendations to City Council in early 2020.

Resources

For more information about each design option, view the open house materials (13.4 MB).

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