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10th Avenue: Segment 1, Arbutus Link (Trafalgar to Burrard)

We want to make 10th Avenue, between Trafalgar St and Burrard St, safer and more comfortable for people of all ages and abilities to walk and cycle. We also want to improve neighbourhood livability and access to schools, the Arbutus Greenway, and businesses and other organizations on 10th Ave.

10th Avenue, between Trafalgar St and Burrard St, has several school pick-up and drop-off areas and a cluster of businesses at Arbutus St. It also intersects the Arbutus Greenway and is near the future Broadway Subway rapid transit station at West Broadway and Arbutus St.

Improvements to this segment will be coordinated with construction of the Broadway Subway, currently planned for 2020, and will likely involve the temporary rerouting of the Arbutus Greenway.

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Key objectives

  • Improve comfort and accessibility for people walking and rolling
  • Upgrade 10th Avenue to make it safe and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities to cycle
  • Accommodate the vehicle loading and access needs of adjacent schools and businesses
  • Protect the street’s healthy and mature tree canopy
  • Manage on-street parking to support access to homes, schools, businesses, and other organizations on 10th Avenue

What's happening

Fall 2019

The interim design is still under construction and is expected to be completed soon.

In the meantime, we've heard some concerns from the public and school community, and have created an information package for residents, businesses, parents, and visitors to the neighbourhood to address some of these immediate concerns. This package includes circulation and parking maps, as well as safety tips and a guide to street signage in the neighbourhood.

There will also be increased enforcement of parking and travel behaviour in the coming weeks.

View the interim construction information package (1 MB)

Summer 2019

We'll be installing an interim design where the type of construction is temporary in nature and will be replaced at a later date with more permanent infrastructure such as concrete paving and curbs.

This will allow time for us to monitor the functionality of the design and receive public feedback about traffic pattern changes before developing the final design.

Public consultation summary

We summarized the public feedback received from the February 2019 open house and online survey. Some of this feedback helped shape the interim design that will be implemented this summer while some are being considered in the design of the permanent changes.

View the consultation summary (490 KB)

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