The City of Vancouver is seeking public input on a proposal to install a separated bike lane on Point Grey Road and Cornwall Avenue, as well as close parts of Point Grey Road to cars, in Kitsilano.
The first open house on the Point Grey Road-Cornwall Avenue Corridor Active Transportation Project took place today (January 29) at the Maritime Museum. Two more open houses are scheduled, at Queen Mary Elementary School on January 31 and Kitsilano Community Centre on February 2.
According to the city website, the project aims to create “a safe, convenient and comfortable connection for pedestrians and cyclists between Burrard Bridge and Jericho Beach”.
Electronic copies of the display boards for the open house show one of the “ideas” being floated is the separation of cyclists from traffic on Point Grey Road and Cornwall Avenue.
Another idea: “Close sections of Point Grey Road, extend park space across road, creating a local street.”
Improvements for pedestrians and cyclists on the West 3rd Avenue local street bikeway and the introduction of a “cycling facility” on York Avenue are also being considered.
The maps on the display boards allude to the possibility of extending the seawall along the Point Grey foreshore, west of Kitsilano Beach.
City hall is suggesting the realignment of the Burrard Street and Cornwall Avenue intersection at the southwest end of the Burrard Bridge, so pedestrians and cyclists would have “shorter and fewer crossings”.
The possible realignment would “maintain the same number of lanes on and off the bridge and maintain all motor vehicle movements”, a display board states.