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.
Workshop #2 was held on June 19, 2018. Over 70 participants attended the session to find out what ideas are being considered for pedestrian, cycling, transit, and vehicle networks within the Downtown neighbourhood. Participants provided comments and feedback to staff about the overall concepts and networks under consideration and key questions requiring further exploration. Many suggestions where provided on other ideas that could be incorporated in the next round of analysis.
A summary report for the workshop will be created and posted here. Notification will be provided to the email list when the summary report is 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 reimage transportation in the Downtown and help shape how people move around the neighbourhood. The work kicks off in November 2017 and will run through 2018.
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 later in the Fall.
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