Mountain Highway safety improvements

We're planning a safety improvement project along Mountain Highway between Lynn Valley Road and Arborlynn Drive.

Mountain Highway is an important corridor, linking the Lynn Valley Town Centre to Highway 1, Lynn Creek Town Centre and beyond. 

The goal of this project is to create a street design that is safer and more comfortable for all, balancing the needs of all road users, and the community.

Engagement opportunities

Project timeline

timeline showing we are currently identifying preferred option

October 25, 2023 – Community input

Thank you for sharing your opinions and perspectives about the proposed safety improvements for Mountain Highway. Once the results are analyzed and a preferred option identified, a report will be presented to Council and shared here. 

October 3 to October 24, 2023 – Share your thoughts on the proposed designs

We’ve developed proposed road improvement designs for Mountain Highway based on key themes we heard during the first engagement last spring, along with a technical assessment.

There are a few ways to engage:

  • Share your thoughts with us online: October 3 to October 24, 2023
  • Drop by our open house to review the designs and provide feedback: October 12, 6pm – 8pm at the Karen Magnussen Community Recreation Centre (Eagle room)

Thank you for sharing your input. The survey is now closed. 

May 14, 2023 – Public engagement

Thank you to all who shared their input by taking our online survey. Your feedback will be considered alongside the technical assessment as we consider options for Mountain Highway.

Read the Engagement Summary Report

April 24 – May 14, 2023 – Online survey

We want to know about your transportation priorities, experiences, and concerns as you use Mountain Highway.

May 4, 2023 – Open house

We're hosting an open house for members of the public to learn more about the project, share their ideas, and ask questions.

  • Karen Magnussen Community Recreation Centre, Eagle Room, Thursday, May 4, 6pm-8pm 

Pop-up events 

Watch for us popping up in the neighbourhood to discuss Mountain Highway safety improvements. Be sure to stop by to share your ideas and ask your questions. 


A cyclist rides down a tree-lined street during a morning commute as vehicles drive along the two-land road.

Project scope 

The District has identified this route along Mountain Highway as a priority for safety and mobility improvements.

In 2022, the District undertook a technical review that documented existing conditions along Mountain Highway, including traffic operations, safety and collisions, transit performance and cycling use.

The goal of the project is to create a street design that is safer and more comfortable for all, balancing the needs of all road users and the community.

The Lynn Valley Trunk Sewer replacement project currently taking place on Mountain Highway, between East 18th and East 24th, is scheduled to be completed in fall 2023.

The pavement on Mountain Highway is approaching the end of its life and requires rehabilitation over the next few years. This creates an opportunity to renew the pavement while at the same time completing corridor safety improvements.

Learn more about the trunk sewer replacement project


A mother and daughter walk down a sidewalk hand in hand as traffic passes by on a busy street.

The Mountain Highway safety improvements project advances the District’s goal to realize a walking, cycling, transit and driving network that will nurture healthier and safer communities, enhance connections between town and village centres, help mitigate the impacts of climate change, and use opportunities presented by partner funding to improve infrastructure. 

Mountain Highway between Lynn Valley Road and Arborlynn Drive carries approximately 15,000 motor vehicles per day and has previously been identified as a Council priority cycling route. Using ICBC collision data between 2011 and 2020, The District’s Road Safety Program found that Mountain Highway has a high prevalence of collisions compared to other District corridors. Speeding along Mountain Highway likely contributes to an increased severity of collisions.

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