Planning is underway to develop an east-west bike corridor in the north end of the peninsula. The facility would be on Almon Street and potentially a parallel street for part of the route. The goal is to expand the bicycle route network and to enhance safety and comfort.
Status - September 2017
There have been changes to the planning and implementation of this project from what was presented in spring 2017. The updated options for bike lane types, locations and implementation timelines are described below.
For background, staff proposed two options in spring 2017:
- Implement a combination of painted bike lanes/shared-street facility in 2017 as part of a planned street paving and rehabilitation project. Conduct planning on conversion to protected bike lanes in 2-3 years. The types of bike facilities and some of the resulting changes are described in this presentation [PDF]
- Reinstate street with no changes in 2017. Conduct planning for installation of protected bike lanes in 2-3 years
A public engagement session with presentation [PDF] was held May 3, 2017 with the goal to submit a recommendation report to Regional Council in summer 2017 for a possible fall 2017 installation.
After receiving over 500 comments from the public via the public meeting, online survey responses, and individual communications, it was decided that additional bike facility options should be be explored. The report to Regional Council and implementation timeframe has been delayed to allow for full exploration of these added options.
Table 1 below describes the options proposed in spring 2017 and Table 2 describes the new options being considered.
Following further planning of these new options, a recommendation report will be submitted to Regional Council in fall 2017. Implementation would be targeted for 2018.
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