Cyclist and car sharing road with temporary bike path delineated by pylons

Temporary bike lane on Stanley Park Drive

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is planning for a safer, more accessible transportation through Stanley Park beginning in May. A phased approach is being implemented to transportation—bike, drive, walk, and roll—through Stanley Park in time for peak use over the spring and summer months.  

The interim plan features separated lanes for bikes and cars on Stanley Park Drive that builds on public and stakeholder feedback and user data to ensure safer access for all park users during a period when many Vancouverites are looking for ways to stay healthy outdoors during COVID-19.

Improvements

A Board motion in March 2021  (160 KB) directed staff to put the temporary bike lane in place for the summer of 2021 and will feature some of the following improvements:

  • Physical separation of bikes and cars on long stretches of park roadways using a variety of traffic separation material
  • Improved vehicle access to Prospect Point, Third Beach, and Ferguson Point in response to feedback from seniors, disability groups, and businesses within the park
  • Continued access to bike lanes on the seawall for those of all ages and abilities seeking slower rolls through the park

Stanley Park temporary bike lane

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Temporary bike lane details

  • The temporary separated bike lane along Stanley Park Drive divides cyclists on the right lane and vehicles on the left
  • The separated bike lane uses a combination of concrete barrier material, cones, delineators, and other traffic management materials as required
  • The seawall will remain open for cyclists, providing cyclists the option to ride on either the seawall or Stanley Park Drive
  • All parking lots in Stanley Park are open
  • Southbound on Stanley Park Drive at Ceperley Meadow between South Lagoon Drive to Park Lane is open to vehicles