West Georgia Complete Street

Georgia Street is an important gateway into Vancouver. Every day, it welcomes thousands of people into the city for work, to visit, and to and from Stanley Park. It also connects people to three neighbourhoods – the West End, Coal Harbour and Downtown.

But traffic can be a challenge for people driving and taking transit, and the street can be uninviting for people walking and cycling.

We are beginning a transportation planning process for Georgia Street, from Chilco St to Nicola St. We want to explore how to make Georgia a Complete Street that welcomes people of all ages, abilities, and modes of travel.

We are looking for solutions that will:

  • Improve safety along Georgia Street
  • Make sustainable travel choices more reliable, comfortable, and enjoyable
  • Enhance walking and cycling connections to Stanley Park, West End, Coal Harbour, and Downtown
  • Ensure access to and from homes and businesses
  • Celebrate Georgia Street as a gateway to the city
  • Make Georgia Street a more clear and predictable street

What's happening

Open house and walkshop

Last November, we held an open house and walkshop so you could share your insights and experience about travelling in this area.

Daily transportation on Georgia Street

Vehicles per day
7 travel lanes, including 1 reversible lane
Bus riders per day
11 bus routes, 1 bus lane westbound
Cyclists per day
Painted bike lanes, shared with buses

What's a complete street?

A street designed for everyone. This means a thoughtful design that:

  • Ensures people of all ages and abilities can access homes and businesses
  • Improves safety and comfort, especially for those walking, cycling, or taking transit 
  • Supports the movement of goods, services, and emergency vehicles
  • Aims to enhance public life and make streets inviting places
  • Considers green space, such as street trees and community gardens
  • Explores opportunities for flexible design so streets can be adapted for special events, celebrations, and emerging technologies
  • Explores opportunities to integrate sustainable design, such as rainwater management
  • Fits with the neighbourhood context – no one-size-fits-all approach!


Here is our progress and planned milestones.

  • 2017-2018

    Phase 1: Listen and Learn

    Learn from residents, businesses, and road users about their experience of Georgia Street, from Chilco to Nicola, and what could make the street safer and more welcoming

  • We are here
  • Late 2019

    Phase 2: Explore options and choices

    Work with residents, businesses, and road users to assess the transportation options and street design choices that will work best for Georgia Street