Lynn Valley Road Active Transportation – Phase 2
Lynn Valley Road links the local community to regional and local parks and connects our town and village centres.
We have developed design options to improve safety and mobility on Lynn Valley Road between Peters Road and Dempsey Road after hearing from residents and road users last May and conducting a technical assessment of the corridor.
The recommendations include new sidewalks, improved connection to Kilmer Park, improved crossings and intersections, and bus stop amenities improvements.
June 9, 2023 — Public engagement
Thank you to all who shared their input by taking our online survey. Your feedback will be taken into account as we consider options to improve safety and mobility on Lynn Valley Road between Peters Road and Dempsey Road. The findings of this community engagement will be posted here once the final summary report has been shared with Council. We anticipate the findings will be available before the end of 2023.
May 25, 2023 — Open house
Speak with members of the project team to learn more about the different design options, have your questions answered, and share your input.
Thursday, May 25 from 6pm – 8pm, Karen Magnussen Community Centre, Eagle Room
May 16 to June 5, 2023 — Online survey
Participate in our online survey until June 9. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
May 9, 2023 — Update to Council
Staff provided Council information outlining the input of the first public engagement and preliminary technical work for Lynn Valley Road Active Transportation Project, Phase 2.
June 6, 2022 — Community input
Thank you for taking our survey and sharing your priorities and concerns as you walk, cycle, roll, drive, or take transit on Lynn Valley Road. Your input will help create a road design that balances the needs of all road users and local neighbourhoods, taking into account the constraints of limited road space and the lack of direct alternate routes
May 16 – June 6, 2022 — Online survey
We wanted to know about your transportation priorities, experiences, and concerns as you use Lynn Valley Road between Dempsey Road and Peter Road. We also asked for your input on Phase 2 of the Lynn Valley Road Active Transportation Improvements.
The online engagement took place May 16 to June 6, 2022.
May 26, 2022 — Open house
We hosted an in-person drop-in open house for members of the public to learn more about the project, share ideas, and ask questions.
- Thursday, May 26, 3:30pm - 7:30pm, Karen Magnussen Community Recreation Centre, Eagle Room
We popped up in the neighbourhood to discuss Lynn Valley Road Active Transportation so you could learn more about the project, share your ideas, and ask questions.
Spring 2022 Engagement
The goal of the first round of engagement was to inform the community about the background, goals and timelines for the project and collect feedback on priorities, experiences, concerns, and aspirations of the community to inform the development of design options for the project. The engagement period occured between May 16 and June 6, 2022.
A total of 36 people attended an open house at Karen Magnussen Community Recreation Centre, 230 attended project pop-ups, and 404 surveys were submitted.
A technical analysis of existing conditions was completed in the summer 2022. The assessment included a review of the following existing conditions:
- Land use context
- Road characteristics
- Transit service & facilities
- Park use
- Volume of users by mode
- Travel speed
- Intersection operations
- Motor vehicle parking
Key findings include:
- People who walk and cycle were four times more likely to be involved in an injury collision with motor vehicles in this segment of Lynn Valley Road compared to the wider North Shore.
- The lack of separation between people walking and rolling with people cycling and driving due to the existing gaps in the sidewalk network and absence of boulevard space between the roadway create a sense of discomfort and safety concern for active transportation users on the existing corridor.
- The intersections at Hoskins Road / Dovercourt Road, and Burill Avenue / Henderson Avenue are complex due to the proximity of multiple intersections and the angle of the intersection with Lynn Valley Road. The intersection of Lynn Valley Road and Peters Road is also angled. These three intersections have the highest collision frequencies in the study area.
- Compared to several alternative routes, Lynn Valley Road offers the most comfortable and desirable grade profile for active transportation users.
- The lack of amenities (such as benches and shelters) at transit stops further limit transit passenger comfort and the accessibility of transit.
- On-street parking usage is well-used near the park entrances on Kilmer Road and Dempsey Road, and on Lynn Valley Road north of Kilmer Road, reaching capacity during peak times.
- Elsewhere in the neighbourhood, there is additional underused on-street parking capacity during peak times.
- Peak period motor vehicle traffic operations along Lynn Valley Road and elsewhere in the neighbourhood are near-optimal conditions with available roadway capacity.
In March 2022, Council approved this project going to public consultation for input that will help create options for a road design to meet the needs of all road users and local neighbourhoods.
The Lynn Valley Road Active Transportation Improvements project is aligned with the District of North Vancouver's goals to realize a walking, rolling, cycling, transit, and driving network that will nurture healthier and safer communities, help mitigate the impacts of climate change, and makes use of partner funding for improving infrastructure, as outlined in policy documents:
- Official Community Plan (OCP)
- Transportation Plan Bicycle Master Plan
- Pedestrian Master Plan
- OCP Action Plan
The project also aligns with the District’s greenhouse gas reduction goals as outlined in the Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP) to become a more energy-efficient community.
Map: Phase 1 & Phase 2
A map showing Phase 1 (blue) and Phase 2 (orange) of the Lynn Valley Road Active Transportation Improvements.