Esplanade Complete Street

Latest Construction Update
  • Paving work is now complete.
  • Finishing touches are being completed throughout the corridor from Forbes and 3rd to Esplanade and St Andrews.

The latest project update to Council is available here.

We’re redesigning Esplanade to create a safer, more comfortable experience for pedestrians and cyclists, while maintaining sufficient road capacity for transit, trucks and passenger vehicles.

We’ve taken a Complete Street approach to ensure that we consider people of all ages and abilities, support all modes of transportation, maintain access to local businesses and create a new experience that feels vibrant and welcoming. 

The new design for Esplanade was created after an extensive community consultation process, along with guidance from Council-approved policy, including our Safe Mobility Strategy. Throughout this process, safety was identified as the single most important issue to be addressed when reimagining the corridor.

Once complete, Esplanade will include:

  • Protected mobility lanes
  • Two travel lanes in each direction
  • Curbside areas for passenger pick-up, drop-off and deliveries
  • Wider sidewalks, more street trees and places for people to sit and gather
Esplanade Complete Street project area


Construction Schedule and Updates

During construction, every effort will be made to minimize impacts on neighbouring residents, businesses and roadway users. One travel lane in each direction will remain open at all times, along with a clear bicycle route in each direction. 

Throughout the construction schedule, the City is committed to:

  • Maintaining safe access to businesses and residential buildings
  • Ensuring safe routes for people walking and cycling through the area
  • Proactively managing traffic and noise impacts
  • Providing access to parking within parkades in the project area
  • Providing regular project updates


During construction, on-street parking will be unavailable on blocks with active construction. There are many nearby parking options, with over 2,000 parking spaces available in parkades within a 3 minute walk of Esplanade.

Lower Lonsdale parking map

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