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.

Work we've done so far

To gather information about what the potential safety concerns are, we surveyed the public (October, 2016), and commissioned a technical study (completed in September, 2017).

The information on this page summarizes what we heard from the survey and what we uncovered during our technical study, and provides an overview of the areas along E. 29th Street where there are notable safety or other concerns.

On February 12, 2018, we will update this page with proposed solutions to the problems identified, and ask you to share your thoughts on those solutions.

What we heard from residents during our consultation in October 2016

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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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Possible solutions

There are a number of traffic management tools and solutions that we could potentially use to resolve some of these issues.

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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

Next steps

On February 12, 2018, we will update this webpage with details of specific solutions we're proposing for these issues, and will be seeking your input on those solutions.