As part of the 2021 School Streets Pilot, we partnered with the Vancouver School Board and Lord Roberts Elementary School to make Comox Street car-free, between Cardero and Bidwell streets, during school pick-up and drop-off times.
Because of the pilot's success and the feedback collected over the last 2 years, we consulted the school and broader community on a potential year-round School Street proposal in spring 2023. We collected feedback from 749 people.
We heard both support for safe active travel options and concerns about impacts on accessibility, parking, sanitation, and safety. Read the Phase 1 Public Engagement Summary PDF file (24 MB)
Feedback collected from residents and the school community helped staff explore different design options that would meet the needs of both local residents and the school community. Alternate options have been explored, including an option which balances providing vehicle access along the block and dedicated space for active transportation through a pilot bi-directional bike lane.
In early 2024, staff plan to provide an update to the residents and the school community.
A two-way bi-directional bike lane is being considered along the 1600-block of Comox Street, between Bidwell and Cardero streets, as a next phase of the pilot project. This option provides one-way westbound vehicle access along the block and parking opportunities on the north side of the street.
As we continue to develop this idea, project updates will be shared on this page.
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Comox year-round School Street timeline
School Streets Pilot launches at 3 local schools for 4 weeks.
Lord Roberts Elementary implements the program for an entire school year (2021-2022).
The School Streets Program grows to 5 schools.
Lord Roberts Elementary implements the program for an entire school year (2022-2023).
The School Streets Program expands to 7 schools.
Phase 1 - Public engagement launched
Phase 1 - Public engagement summary
Two-way bike lane update
We are here
Additional project updates