Request sidewalk and street improvements

We work to identify the streets and sidewalks that most need improvements, and have different ways of allocating funding for those priorities.

Local area service projects (LASP) — A Local Area Service Project is an opportunity for you to participate in proposing and funding sidewalk or street improvements directly in your neighbourhood. Projects completed under LASP include sidewalks, traffic calming, laneway paving, and streetlights.

Other transportation requests — Additional requests for various street improvements may be considered. These requests are not considered part of the LASP program, as they do not require funding from residents. Such projects include new or improved crosswalks, street signs, and traffic signals.

Available improvements and enhancements

Here is a list of the typical improvements we do — either on our own or by partnering with residents — along with the details of how to request them.

Sidewalks

To improve the pedestrian network throughout the District, we have identified locations for new or improved sidewalks in our Pedestrian Master Plan.

If your street has not been identified as a priority for a new sidewalk in the Pedestrian Master Plan, you can still request one as a Local Area Service Project (LASP).

How it works

Under LASP, you can petition Council for a new sidewalk. If Council adopts your sidewalk proposal, the construction costs are shared among the owners of the lots that border the sidewalk and the owners who benefit from it.

Before you make your request

If you are thinking of requesting a sidewalk for your neighbourhood, please talk to your neighbours before you talk to us. You will require support from a minimum 50% of the residents on your street before your request can be considered.

Download the petition form

How to make a request

  1. Review the Pedestrian Master Plan to confirm that a sidewalk has not already been identified for your street
  2. ​Complete the form at the bottom of this page, including:
  • the location where you would like the sidewalk 
  • the reasons for your request
  • the completed petition demonstrating a minimum 50% support from residents
  • your contact information

After you submit your request

Staff review each request for new sidewalks, and not all requests are accepted. If your request is accepted, staff will follow up with information on how to proceed.

Traffic calming and safety upgrades

To improve neighbourhood livability and encourage community-based solutions, we work with communities to calm traffic on local streets.

Traffic calming involves making physical alterations to a street, and could include:

  • speed humps and raised intersections
  • parking restrictions
  • narrowed pavement widths
  • entrance features, such as signs and pavement surfaces
  • route changes, such as closures and turn restrictions

If you feel your neighbourhood could benefit from traffic calming, you can request the installation as part of the Local Area Service Projects (LASP).

How it works

Under LASP, you can petition Council for traffic calming. If Council adopts your proposal, the construction and administration costs are shared among the owners of the lots that border the calmed area and the owners who benefit from it.

Please note that:

  • we do not cover the costs associated with administering traffic calming requests
  • any requests for alternative safety upgrades not considered traffic calming will be reviewed on a case by case basis
  • traffic calming on collector roads is currently not supported

Before you make your request

If you are thinking of requesting traffic calming for your neighbourhood, please talk to your neighbours before you talk to us. You will require support from a minimum 66% of the residents on your street before your request can be considered.

Download the petition form

How to make a request

  1. Review our traffic calming policy
  2. Complete the form at the bottom of this page, including:
  • the location where you would like the traffic calming or other safety upgrade
  • the reasons for your request
  • the completed petition demonstrating a minimum 66% support from residents
  • your contact information

After you submit your request

Staff review each request for traffic calming, and not all requests are accepted. If your request is accepted, staff will follow up with information on how to proceed.

Laneway paving

To improve neighbourhood livability and encourage community-based solutions, we work with communities to pave laneways.

If you feel your neighbourhood could benefit from laneway paving, you can request it as part of the Local Area Service Projects (LASP).

How it works

Under LASP your can apply to have the laneway paved in your neighbourhood. If your proposal is accepted, construction and administration costs are shared among the owners of the lots in the affected area, and the owners who benefit from it.

Note that we do not cover the costs associated with administering laneway paving requests

Before you make your request

If you are thinking of requesting laneway paving for your neighbourhood, please talk to your neighbours before you talk to us. You will require support from a minimum 50% of the residents on your street before your request can be considered.

Download the petition form

How to make a request

Complete the form at the bottom of this page, indicating:

  • the location where you would like laneway paving
  • the reasons for your request
  • the signed petition demonstrating a minimum 50% support from residents

After you submit your request

Staff review each request for laneway paving, and not all requests will be accepted. If your request is accepted, staff will follow up with information on how to proceed. 

Streetlights

To improve neighbourhood livability and visibility for both pedestrians and drivers in our community, we work with residents and neighbourhoods to install and maintain streetlights throughout our municipality.

If there is a utility pole directly in front of or behind your home, we may be able to install a streetlight at no direct cost to you.

If there is no utility pole nearby, you may request a new streetlight installation through the Local Area Service Program (LASP). In this case, the cost for design or installation would be shared by both the property owners and the District.

Before you make a request

If you are thinking of requesting a streetlight for your neighbourhood, please talk to your neighbours before you talk to us. You will require support from 50% of the people who will benefit from the streetlights before your request can be considered.

Download the petition form

How to make a request

Complete the form at the bottom of this page, indicating:

  • the location where you would like the streetlight
  • the reasons for your request
  • the completed petition demonstrating a minimum 50% support from residents
  • your contact information

After you submit your request

Staff review each request for streetlights, and not all requests are accepted. If your request is accepted, staff will follow up with information on how to proceed.

Note that BC Hydro and the District no longer install shields on existing streetlights, as these will be phased out over the coming years.

Street signs or road markings

We are reviewing requests for new street signs or road marking throughout the District.

If you feel a new traffic sign or road marking would be beneficial in the community, you can request it.

How to make a request

To submit your request please, fill out the form on the bottom fo this page, and indicate: 

  • the location where you would like the street sign or road marking
  • the reasons for your request
  • your contact information

After you submit your request

Staff review each request for street signs and road markings. Not all requests will be accepted. If your request is accepted, staff will follow up with information on how to proceed.

Learn more about safety improvements on District streets

New crosswalk or safety upgrades

To improve the pedestrian network, we are reviewing locations for new or improved crosswalks throughout the District.

If you feel a new or improved crosswalk would be beneficial in the community you can request it.

How it works

We have several ways to determine which locations require crosswalks, what style of crosswalk is required, and how the crosswalk will be funded.

Below is a list of crosswalks we are currently considering or plan to complete, as well as recently complete upgrades. If the crosswalk you are interested in does not appear on any of these lists, you can request to have it installed.

How to make a request

  1. Review the list of recent and planned crosswalk upgrades to see if yours has already been identified
  2. If the crosswalk does not appear on any of the lists, fill out the form on this page, indicating: 
  • the location where you would like the crosswalk
  • the reasons for your request
  • your contact information

After you submit your request

Staff review each request for crosswalk improvements or installations. Not all requests will be accepted. If your request is accepted, staff will follow up with information on how to proceed.

Recent and upcoming sidewalk upgrades

Planned high priority improvements

Location Improvements planned Status Year planned
Ross Road between Allan Road and Hoskins Road New sidewalk, north side Proposed 2018
Mountain Highway at E. 15th Street Special crosswalk Proposed 2017/2018
Indian River Drive at Inlet Crescent Rectangular flashing beacons Proposed 2016/2017
Mount Seymour Road at Banff Court Rectangular flashing beacons Scheduled 2016/2017
Mount Seymour Road at Parkgate Mall Driveway Rectangular flashing beacons Scheduled 2016/2017
Highland Blvd at Belmont Avenue Curb bulges or refuge median Proposed 2016/2017
Del Rio Avenue and W. Queens Road Special crosswalk Scheduled  2016

Recent pedestrian crosswalk upgrades

Location Improvement Date
Capilano Road at Paisley Road Pedestrian signal 2016
Hendry Avenue at E. 13th Street Crosswalk with side mounted signs 2016
Dempsey Road at Underwood Avenue Crosswalk with side mounted signs 2016
Mahon Avenue at W. Windsor Road Crosswalk with side mounted signs 2016
Berkley Avenue at Sechelt Drive Crosswalk with side mounted signs 2016
Kirkstone Road at Rufus Drive Improved lighting and rectangular rapid flash beacon 2015
Montroyal Boulevard at Shirley Avenue Rectangular rapid flash beacon 2015
Montroyal Boulevard at Cliffridge Avenue Rectangular rapid flash beacon 2015
Mount Seymour Parkway at Fairway Drive Special crosswalk 2015

Other improvements we are considering

Location Improvement
Delbrook Avenue and Windsor Road Rectangular flashing beacons
Mountain Hwy and Dempsey Road Rectangular flashing beacons
Dollarton Hwy and Raven Woods Drive Rectangular flashing beacons
Berkley Road and Carnation Street Rectangular flashing beacons
Indian River Drive and Inlet Crescent Rectangular flashing beacons
Queens Road and Del Rio Drive New traffic signal
Keith Road and Hendry Avenue New pedestrian signal
West Queens Road at Mahon Avenue Curb bulges
West Queens Road at Stanley Avenue Curb bulges 

Bicycle lane

As part of the Official Community Plan (OCP), we are working to establish a more complete cycling network

Each year we invest in cycling infrastructure, which in turn attracts matching grant funding from TransLink and the Province.

How we plan new bicycle routes

New bicycle routes and improvements have been identified in our Transportation Plan, following substantial research and public input during the development of the OCP.

We focus on developing and implementing the comprehensive plan that will improve District-wide cycling connections, and due to this we are not able to accommodate individual requests for new bicycle lanes on a case-by-case basis.

Get more information on cycling in the District 

Traffic signal

We review all requests for new traffic signals, and will consider requests for new signals when a detailed traffic analysis confirms it is appropriate. 

How to make a request

Fill out the form on this page, indicating: 

  • the location where you would like the traffic signal
  • the reasons for your request
  • your contact information

After you submit our request

Staff review each request for traffic signals. Not all requests will be accepted. If your request is accepted, staff will follow up with information on how to proceed.

Please complete this form to request your street or sidewalk improvement

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