As part of our commitment to green initiatives and with a goal to have two-thirds of all trips in Vancouver made by walking, cycling, and transit by 2030, we're upgrading major infrastructure on Richards St.
We're upgrading critical street infrastructure and extending the protected bike lane to provide better cycling access and a safer and more comfortable cycling route for people of all ages and abilities. This project includes:
- Installation of storm water tree trenches to make better use of storm water run off
- Planting over 100 trees and planter boxes to manage water at the street level
- Introduction of silva-soil cells to minimize root damage to new and existing street infrastructure
- Construction of a protected bi-directional bike lane between Pacific St and Cordova St
- New traffic signals
- Improved intersection lighting
- Installation of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station
- Installation of two additional public bike share (PBS) stations, and relocation of the existing four
- Addition of new bike racks
- Sidewalk repair to improve safety and accessibility for all users
Richards St from Cordova St to Pacific St
Bike lane construction and road improvements are scheduled in 2 phases from January 2020 to spring 2021:
- Phase 1 (Cordova St to Nelson St): January 2020 to summer 2020
- Phase 2 (Nelson St to Pacific St): Summer 2020 to spring 2021
Monday to Friday: 7am to 5:30pm, extended hours as needed
Weekends: as needed
Richards Street painted bikeway completed
Transportation 2040 plan adopted by Council
Richards Street identified to be upgraded to an all-ages and abilities (AAA) bikeway
Interim parking-protected bike lane completed
Stakeholder meetings on Downtown Bike Network Expansion and Public Bike Share
Extending Richards St bike lane north to Cordova Street considered
Design refinements on bike lane based on public and stakeholder feedback
Staff report final details to stakeholders
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