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E. 29th Street Corridor Study

East 29th St Traffic Safety Improvements Survey

Survey is now closed. Thank you for your input.

We are reviewing options to improve safety along E. 29th Street.

The area we are studying is the stretch between Lonsdale Avenue and Lynn Valley Road. We are looking at all the ways people move through this corridor: walking, cycling, transit, and driving.

 

Options for Consideration & Feedback

The City and the District of North Vancouver worked jointly to create concepts for the corridor to address the issues identified in the survey (October 2016) and the technical study (September 2017).

The proposed options incorporate some of the measures that were recommended in the technical study, such as corner extensions, bike facilities, improved crossings, left-turn bays and consolidation of parking and bus stops.  The goal of the concepts is to improve safety for all transportation users, improve accessibility for pedestrians to and from their place of residence, to and from transit stops, to and from other locations within the community, better accommodate cyclists, support speed limit compliance and accommodate turning movements, while maintaining traffic operations along the corridor for transit and vehicular traffic. 

The City and the District request your input on the proposed options. Please fill out the survey and provide your comments before 4pm April 3, 2018.

 

Corridor Overview

East 29th Street Corridor Map small

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Potential Solutions 

An open house was held March 7, 2018 to present potential solutions to address previously identified issues. 

Two feasible options have been provided at locations which require greater intervention.

Section 1: Lonsdale Avenue to St. Marys Avenue

Resident feedback and our technical study identified driveway access issues, recorded rear-end incidents, limited sightlines, and inadequate pavement markings.

To mitigate the identified issues, improvements could include a combination of these measures:

  • Shared lane for westbound vehicles and bikes
  • Separate eastbound bike lane (uphill direction)
  • Crossing upgrades
  • Reconfigured parking
  • Relocated driveways near Lonsdale (when properties redevelop)
  • Consolidated transit stops

 

Section 2: St. Marys Avenue to Brand Street

Resident feedback and our technical study identified cycling safety issues.

To mitigate the identified issues, improvements could include a combination of these measures:

  • Shared crossing upgrades
  • Painted or raised medians
  • One-way bike slip lane
  • Realignment of the south leg
  • Consolidated transit stops

Proposed Improvement Options | Tempe Cres (west) intersection:

 

Option 1: includes a painted two-stage bike crossing, shared crossing upgrades, a painted median with left turn bay, and realignment of the south leg.

Intersection: Tempe Cres (West) option 1 

Option 2: includes a one-way bike slip lane, raised medians, shared crossing with refuge (a safe place to pause while crossing the street), and realignment of the south leg.

Intersection: Tempe Cres (West) option 2

 

Section 3: Somerset Street West to Somerset Street East

Resident feedback and our technical study identified challenges with sight lines and missing sidewalks.

To mitigate the identified issues, improvements could include a combination of these measures:

  • Realignment of south legs
  • Right-in/right-out on Somerset
  • Painted median
  • Sidewalk on north side
  • Crossing upgrades at Regent
  • Left turn bays
  • Relocated transit stops

Proposed Improvement Options | Somerset Street West to Somerset Street East:

 

Option 1: includes realigning the south leg, and painting a median. 

Option 1

Option 2: includes realigning the south leg, and adding restricting access to right-in/right-out. 

Option 2

 

Section 4: Somerset Street (west) to Connaught Avenue

Resident feedback and our technical study identified challenges for pedestrians, sight line issues, cycling safety issues, and challenges with left turns.

To mitigate the identified issues, improvements could include a combination of these measures:

  • Painted or raised medians
  • A shared crossing
  • A left turn lane
  • Sidewalks on the north side

Proposed Improvement Options | Somerset Street (west) to Connaught Avenue:

 

Option 1: includes painted medians and a shared crossing.

 

Option 2: includes a shared crossing with refuge, raised medians, and a left turn lane. 

 

Next steps

The City and the District will use the feedback from the Open House and the online survey to refine the concept. The final concept will then be used to guide the work for this corridor.

This website will be updated with the Final Concept and further information about the project.

 

 

Survey & Technical Study

Resident feedback from our consultation in October 2016

Themes emerging from the consultation and study.

East 29th St | Survey & Technical Study

 

 

Specific areas along the E. 29th Street corridor with challenges

Using both the feedback from residents, and the results from the technical study, we have identified the areas of E. 29th Street with the most significant challenges.

To review identified challenge areas, explore photo gallery below:

E. 29th St Specific Challenges

 

Possible solutions

There are a number of road right-of-way treatments that we could use to resolve some of these issues. To review possible solutions, explore photo gallery below:

E.29th St | Possible Solutions

Other tools that will help guide our decisions around E. 29th Street

While we will rely on the input received through the survey and the results of the technical study, there are overarching strategies and policies that will be used to address the issues along E. 29th Street.

See Official Community Plan
See Transportation Plan
See Bicycle Master Plan

 

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