Effective Wednesday, April 22nd, a portion of the southbound curb lane of East Columbia Street / North Rd north of the Hume Park entrance will be closed to vehicular traffic. This is to allow users of the Central Valley Greenway to apply proper physical distancing.
The lane will be open to pedestrians, cyclists, and other non-motorized Central Valley Greenway users and will reduce close interactions on the narrow sidewalk.
City staff will be actively monitoring this change and unless we see significant challenges, we expect this measure to be in place until such time as the public health orders are relaxed.
The City of New Westminster thanks the Cities of Burnaby and Coquitlam, as well as TransLink and Coast Mountain Bus Company for their collaboration and support of this initiative.Thank you for your cooperation.