East 29th Street corridor study and safety improvements

We are working with the City of North Vancouver to identify ways to improve safety along E. 29th Street.

The area we're studying is the stretch between Lonsdale Avenue and Lynn Valley Road, and we're looking at all the ways people move through this corridor: walking, cycling, transit, and driving.

Below are the phases of work we have completed so far. Our next step is to report back on what we heard during the public consultation completed earlier in 2018.

Phase 4: Public consultation on proposed solutions (March 2018)

Between March 6 and 30, 2018, we presented a number of solutions to the issues identified during previous phases of this project, and asked residents to share their views. We received 530 responses, and are currently analyzing that feedback we received during that consultation, and expect to report back soon.

Explore the proposed solutions

Here are some of the potential solutions we have proposed for East 29th.

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Phase 3: Potential tactics for solving identified issues (2017)

After reviewing the feedback we received from the public during our consultation in 2016, along with our technical review, we identified a number of traffic management tools and solutions that we could potentially use to resolve some of the issues.

Explore the possible solutions

Here are some of the potential traffic management tools and solutions we considered for East 29th.

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Other tools that will help guide our decisions around E. 29th Street

While we will rely on the input we received through the survey and technical study, there are other, larger strategies and policies that will help guide our decisions around how to address issues along E. 29th Street.

Official Community Plan

The Official Community Plan sets the direction for future growth and change in the District through 2030, as guided by the community's vision.

As a broad policy framework, the OCP guides planning and decision making about the future of our community, and works together with more detailed strategic action and implementation plans, such as the Corporate and Financial Plans, our Centres Implementation Plans, the Transportation Plan, the Parks and Open Space Strategic Plan, and others.

Learn more about the OCP

Transportation Plan

Our Transportation Plan is designed to make the District an even better place to live, by providing many options for walking, cycling, transit, and safe driving.

The plan addresses our Official Community Plan goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving public health, taking advantage of partner funding for improving infrastructure, and developing more options for how people of all ages and abilities get around in our community.

Learn more about the Transportation Plan

Phase 2: Issues identified through consultation and technical survey (2017)

Following our public consultation in October 2016, we completed a technical review in September 2017. Here are the major themes and specific challenges that were identified during both the consultation and review.

General themes emerging from the consultation and study

Walking

  • Limited marked crosswalks, uncomfortable to cross at some locations (especially the hill)
  • Some gaps in the sidewalk network
  • Skewed and wide side street intersections at six locations

Cycling

  • No dedicated on-street bike accommodation (narrow, shared lanes only)
  • Minimal bike route signage
  • Uncomfortable for people to bike to and from the Tempe Crescent cycling route (crossing E. 29th Street) to bypass the hill

Driving

The posted speed limit is 50km/h, however 85% of westbound vehicles were measured at:

  • 57 km/h at St. Andrews Avenue
  • 66km/h at Tempe Crescent
  • 72 km/h at St. Georges Avenue

Driveways

  • Sight line issues (hedges, parked cars)
  • Reverse-out conflicts
  • Inconsistent driveway drop design (pedestrian risk)

Street name signs

  • Placement
  • Inconsistent size
  • Inconsistent design

Parking

  • Parking near Lonsdale Road and Lynn Valley Road is well used
  • Parking in the central section of the corridor is generally underused 

Specific areas along the E. 29th Street corridor with challenges

Using both the feedback from residents, and the technical study of the corridor, we have identified the areas of E. 29th Street with the most significant challenges.

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Phase 1: Public consultation on safety concerns (October 2016)

To gather information about what the potential safety concerns are along E.29th Street, we surveyed the public. We received 394 responses to our online survey. Here is a summary of what we heard.

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