The many health care providers in this area, including Vancouver General Hospital and BC Cancer Agency, make this a busy regional destination.
Patient safety is a top priority in this segment, as well as accommodating high vehicle volumes, loading access, accessibility for people with limited mobility or vision, bike access, and the street’s tree canopy.
As a growing number of people walk, cycle, and drive along this segment, the experience for all road users has declined. To address safety concerns, we've engaged with the public and worked collaboratively with local stakeholders and facility to ensure that the final design prioritizes patient access, enhances pedestrian safety, and supports critical hospital functions.
- Maintain safe and convenient patient access to the hospital and health services
- Improve safety for pedestrians
- Provide parking near health services
- Plan for future hospital uses
- Improve cycling routes
- Minimize impacts to street trees
Phase 2 (Willow St to Ash St) construction begins in 2021
Starting in February 2021, construction will begin on 10th Ave between Willow St and Ash St.
Traffic and parking impacts are anticipated during the construction period. We're working closely with Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health, BC Cancer, and health care facilities in the area to ensure access to critical health services is maintained.
Phase 1 (Oak St to Willow St)
The first phase, which included completion of the Hospital zone signage and pavement markings, is now complete.
The work of the 10th Ave Evaluation Commitee, formed in 2018 to collaborate with City staff to review the performance of the phase 1 street improvements, is also complete.
- Location: 10th Ave, from Oak St to Willow St
- Construction duration: Fall 2017 to summer 2018
- Location: 10th Ave, from Willow St to Ash St
- Expected construction duration: pre construction work begins in mid November 2020. Official construction work begins mid-February 2021 to late summer 2021.
- Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 7am to 5:30pm with extended hours (up to 8pm on weekdays) and weekends as needed.
Conceptual design drawings
The conceptual design drawings were approved by Council on May 17, 2017.
Plan your commute
Here is our progress and anticipated milestones.
Listen and learn open houses
Open houses: Design options
July and October 2016
Accessibility working group sessions
Open hosues: Recommended designs
December 2016 to March 2017
Joint review with health care stakeholders
Council approval of final design and recommendation to form Evaluation Committee
Start of phase 1 (Oak St to Willow St) construction
Evaluation Committee meeting
Evaluation Committee guided visit
Start of collaboration with UBC/SFU to study interactions of crossing pedestrians and people driving or cycling in the 10th Ave Hospital Zone
Evaluation Committee meeting
Final Evaluation Committee meeting and report on findings
Detailed design for phase 2 (Willow St to Cambie St)
Construction of phase 2 (Willow St to Cambie St)
Start of pre construction work
We are here
Construction of phase 2 (Willow St to Ash St)
Key issues for the Hospital Zone
We are committed to ongoing improvements and issue resolution. A 10th Ave Hospital Zone Evaluation Committee will evaluate the project’s impacts following implementation and recommend spot improvements.