Project Objective: To develop a plan to enhance safety and livability of the Connaught Heights neighbourhood
We would like to say thank you to all the residents that attended the October 26 Open House to provide feedback on the draft Transportation and Traffic Calming Plan for Connaught Heights.
Please check back here for updates on the Connaught Heights Transportation and Traffic Calming Plan work.
In the late 1990s traffic calming measures were implemented in Connaught Heights to address concerns raised by residents and businesses. The City is revisiting the plan to ensure the measures put in place are servicing the needs of the community and facilitate safe travel for all modes of transportation.
Since late 2016, staff has been working with residents and businesses on an update to the Connaught Heights Traffic Calming Plan. Two workshops (December 2016, June 2017) were held gathering input on concerns and potential short term measures for improvements in the neighbourhood. A follow-up event will be held this fall to provide an updated traffic calming plan and gather feedback on the recommended improvements. Construction the these short term measures is anticipated to begin in late 2017 and continue over a number of years.
All event materials and summaries are available below.
New Sidewalk and pedestrian crossings on twenty-first street
As part of the feedback received by residents, there was an overwhelming desire to improve pedestrian accessibility and safety to the 22nd Street SkyTrain Station, specifically along Twenty-First Street. As a result the City has prepared a design for a new sidewalk, crossings, and improved street lighting for Twenty-First Street between Seventh Avenue and London Street. Construction of the project is anticipated to begin this fall.
What about the 22nd Street Skytrain station Plan?
Through work on the Official Community Plan (OCP), it was identified that a detailed master plan was needed for the 22nd Street Station Area Master Plan. A more extensive transportation study will be completed as part of that master plan process. For more information on the OCP process visit www.newwestcity.ca/OCP.