Join us in developing an accessible and safe Granville Bridge for all users
As part of this first phase of consultation, we’re seeking feedback on the proposed goals, how people use the bridge today, as well as their aspirations for the kind of connection Granville Bridge could be.
Lon LaClaire, Director of Transportation
Today, we are launching public consultation to inform the design of new walking, rolling, and cycling facilities across Granville Bridge. There will also be opportunities for big public space ideas such as community art, innovative seating, and lookout stations for scenic views.
Public consultation launches with an online survey open until May 10, a series of open houses that begin April 12, as well as various stakeholder workshops.
“We’re looking forward to hearing what connects people to Granville Bridge both now and into the future,” says Lon LaClaire, the City’s Director of Transportation. “As part of this first phase of consultation, we’re seeking feedback on the proposed goals, how people use the bridge today, as well as their aspirations for the kind of connection Granville Bridge could be.”
Share your input: Draft Goals
Originally designed for high-volume freeways that were never built, Granville Bridge presents significant accessibility and safety challenges for today’s urban context. The survey and open houses will provide the opportunity to learn more about the draft goals and provide feedback, which include:
- Making walking, rolling, and cycling across the bridge accessible, safe, and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities
- Providing direct and intuitive walking, rolling, and cycling connections to key destinations, and to the rest of the network
- Accommodating motor vehicles, considering the needs of transit, emergency services, and people driving
- Creating a special place that provides an enjoyable experience for all
- Designing with the future in mind, considering related projects and opportunities to coordinate work
Visit vancouver.ca/granvilleconnector to view the open house material and take the survey until May 10, 2019.
April 12, 11am – 7pm, City Lab, 511 West Broadway
April 13, 11am – 4pm, City Lab, 511 West Broadway
April 16, 4pm – 8pm, Vancouver Public Library Promenade, 350 W Georgia
On January 30, 2019, City Council unanimously approved moving forward with public consultation to inform improvements along the bridge.
The public conversation about the future of Granville Bridge will continue with another two phases of engagement this summer and fall.