We strive to make streets and sidewalks fully accessible for people with mobility challenges
TransLink Walking Infrastructure to Transit (WITT) Program
Curb ramps installed within 400 m of the Frequent Transit Network are partially funded by TransLink through their Walking Infrastructure to Transit (WITT) program.
The program helps local governments provide new or enhanced walking access to transit through a cost-sharing partnership.
- Learn more about accessible public transit and how we work with TransLink to plan and develop accessible streets and transportation.
- Learn more about walking accessibility and how to request a curb ramp.
This year, we're installing approximately 240 curb ramps throughout Vancouver. These are in addition to the 100 to 200 curb ramps that are installed annually as part of the regular capital program and development projects.
The number of ramps being built in 2020 is the highest planned in recent years. It also marks the first year of a multi-year commitment to improve accessibility across the city with construction of ramps at 600 locations identified by the public as a priority.
Why we install curb ramps
Curb ramps on street corners provide improved access for people using strollers, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and other mobility aids.
The new curb ramps will:
- Fill gaps in the existing sidewalk network
- Include locations previously requested by the public
- Be located along walking routes near schools, hospitals, community centres, and seniors' facilities
- Walking routes in Vancouver neighborhoods, including Arbutus Ridge, Kensington-Cedar Cottage, Kitsilano, Renfrew-Collingwood, Downtown, Fairview, Grandview-Woodland, Victoria-Fraserview, and more
- Start: May 2020
- End: December 2020
What to expect during construction
Access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times. Please ensure to follow detours during construction.