The City is building a new network of all ages and abilities cycling infrastructure.
The goal is to improve road safety for people on bikes and connect the downtown core with schools, parks, community centres and other destinations.
The next phase of development for the City's bicycle network is focused on connecting All Ages and Abilities (AAA) infrastructure in the downtown core to residential neighbourhoods, employment centres, schools, parks, and recreation centres. Corridors that will be improved in 2020 include:
- Kings-Haultain corridor (Douglas to Richmond Rd)
- Government Street North (Pandora to Gorge Rd)
- Richardson Street (Vancouver to Foul Bay Rd)
- Kimta Road (Johnson Street Bridge to E&N regional trail)
From October 2019 to January 2020, City staff collected public input on preliminary designs for the 2020 projects through online and in person activities.
Over 1,000 participants including commuters, residents, and stakeholders provided input, comments, suggestions, and insights.
City staff recorded and reviewed all feedback, met with agency partners, undertook further technical analysis, and further refined the preliminary designs. In the first quarter of 2020, staff will present recommended designs to Council for consideration.
**Due to unforeseen exceptional circumstances related to COVID-19, the presentation to Council for 2020 projects has been postponed. For updates on these projects, check back regularly and subscribe to our active transportation distribution list.**
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The City continues to make investments in active transportation to improve safety and comfort for people walking and cycling. There are three major projects proposed in 2019 to expand the City's cycling netowrk: Vancouver Street; Harbour Road; and a Hillside/Quadra connector. Information, proposed designs and engagement opportunities took place in Spring 2019 and were approved by Council in August 2019. Construction on all three projects is expected to start in early 2020.
*Due to unforseen exceptional circumstances related to COVID-19, we anticipate a delay in the start of construction for these projects. We will provide an update once we have an anticiapted start date.
Recently Open: Wharf-Humboldt Corridor
The Wharf-Humboldt protected bike lanes opened in August 2019. The shared-use cycling facilities along the remainder of the Humboldt corridor are scheduled to open in early 2020 once underground and road paving improvements are complete.
Status: Pending Council approval, construction anticipated to start in Fall 2020
Status: Construction planned for Spring 2020
Status: Opening planned for Summer 2020
Looking for a primer on the new network, how we got here and what's next? Click the links below to expand the answer and be sure to visit the corridor pages in the navigation for a closer look at specific routes.