2020 Active Transportation Projects

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 Cycling and Pedestrian Improvements

The map above highlights the location of capital projects planned for 2020 to improve cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.

Project timelines and other information will be updated as it is confirmed. COVID-19 may impact project timing and the availability of materials and supplies. 

McIntyre Drive Traffic Calming Pilot Project

Start Date: June

Purpose: The community has safety concerns for pedestrians and cyclists due to vehicles travelling over the posted speed limit of 30/hr.  Stantec has prepared a draft traffic calming plan. Phase 1 will be completed in 2020 and includes painted central medians at both neighbourhood entrances to visually narrow the roadway, and the installation of appropriate signage at the raised crossing.

Impact to Users: Expect surveying and painting crews in the roadway during installation. Temporary construction signs will be placed to advise of workers in the roadway.

Stairs between CGC and Mt. McIntyre Recreation Center

Start Date: TBD

Purpose:  To improve the connectivity between the CGC and Mt. Mac Recreation Center.

Impact to Users:  Minimal impact during construction

Range Rd Intersection Design

Start Date: TBD

Purpose:  The Range Rd and Two Mile Hill intersection is one of the higher volume intersections in the City.  The geometry of the intersection is very large, and it is lacking many safety features for all users, resulting in confusion and high risk behaviours.  The objective is to improve the intersection to increase safety and level of service of all users.

Impact to Users: There will be no construction nor disruption in 2020.

Black Street Stairs - New Lower Section

Start Date:June 12, 2020

Anticipated Completion Date: August 12, 2020

Purpose:  Install a new section of stairs on the lower portion of the trail. This is a key connection between downtown and the neighbourhoods above the airport, and is used extensively for commuting, recreation and fitness.

Impact to Users:  Access to the existing upper section of stairs will be maintained during this construction.  An alternate route around the lower extension area is provided.  The exercise station at the base of the Black Street Trail will not be affected and will remain open.

Black Street Stairs - Replace Upper Section

Start Date: TBD

Purpose: To replace the existing stairs (due to unstable slopes that has compromised the stairs). This is a key connection between downtown and the neighbourhoods above the airport, and is used extensively for commuting, recreation and fitness.

Impact to Users:  The major rehabilitation work on the existing stairs is planned for the latter half of the summer and will result in the closure of the stairs for a period of time.  The exact dates are not known at this time. The exercise station at the base of the Black Street Trail will not be affected and will remain open.

Escarpment Trail Extension – Black Street to Ogilvie Street

Start Date:TBD

Purpose: To continue the off-street type 1 trail along the escarpment (as per the Downtown Plan (2018) and the Bicycle Network Plan (2018)).  The 3 m trail will connect to the Black Street Trail and the escarpment trail to the south, and end to the north at the west end of Ogilvie Street.

Impact to Users: The existing dirt trail will be closed to all pedestrians and cyclists during construction. Please use 8th Avenue during construction. The park between Wheeler and Ogilvie will remain open.

Tlingit Street

Start Date: TBD

Purpose: To upgrade the surface and subsurface along Tlingit Street and to provide an off-street type 1 trail along the south side of Tlingit Street (as per the Marwell Plan and the Bicycle Network Plan).  The roadway and Type 1 trail is planned for constructing in 2020, with landscaping following in 2021.

Impact to Users: Detours and road closures will be in effect. Please obey all signs and flag personnel.

Crosswalk upgrades 4th Avenue

Start Date: TBD

Purpose: To upgrade the flashing lights and signage to increase the visibility of the crosswalk.

Impact to Users: None anticipated

 

updated May 11, 2020