The Downtown is a unique neighbourhood within the City. It functions as the economic, cultural, historic and residential hub of New Westminster. Downtown’s central location within the region and its broad range of transportation choices provide unique challenges and opportunities for how people move within and through the community.
Since the last workshop in 2018, the Downtown Transportation Plan team has been working on priority items identified for the downtown area. This includes a preferred concept for the Agnes Street Greenway including additional analysis based on feedback from key stakeholder and working groups, civic committees and elected officials.
Staff are moving forward with determining potential improvements and changes for all modes of travel, including parking and curbside management. The team will be reconnecting with key stakeholder groups and committees during the fall.
Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.
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The City is embarking on the Downtown Transportation Plan to address safety, livability and connectivity in the community. The strategic plan, including a design for the future Agnes Street Greenway, Bicycle Network Design Guidelines, Development Servicing Plan, and Traffic Calming Plan, will build upon known issues and challenges, include all modes of travel, and priority areas important to the community.
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Public Engagement Process
Three phases of engagement are planned to connect with the community to help shape how people move around the neighbourhood. The work kicked off in November 2017 and will run into 2020.
The first public workshop was held on November 28, 2017 to gather insights on walking, cycling, transit and vehicle travel in and through the Downtown neighbourhood. Over 60 people participated during the session.
The second public workshop was held on June 19, 2018 which identified recommended networks for all modes of travel, potential measures to address key issues, and design ideas for the future Agnes Street Greenway. Over 70 people attended the session and provided feedback and comments back to staff.
Based on feedback provided through the two workshops, we anticipate bringing refined designs and recommendations for walking, cycling, transit, access and circulation by vehicles to the public for feedback and comments.
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