2018-2019 – Phase 1 – Review of Existing Conditions
December 2020 – Phase 2 – Development of Options
Lewes Boulevard represents an important transportation link between Riverdale, Downtown, and other areas of the City. As of 2018, Riverdale is the largest neighbourhood by population in the City of Whitehorse and is very accessible to Downtown both in proximity and at the same elevation.
Residents within the Riverdale neighbourhood have expressed concerns regarding the Lewes Boulevard corridor specifically related to congestion during peak hours in conjunction with school times, resulting in requests for speed management and traffic calming measures. Additionally City Transit has difficulty adhering to schedules and some safety issues were identified in a past study completed by Stantec. The City of Whitehorse identified the opportunity to design a corridor that would help encourage residents and employees to walk, cycle, or use other modes of commuting to and from Riverdale.
Future improvements to this corridor must encourage multiple modes of transportation, increase health and safety for all users, and ensure the corridor can function into the future as a vital residential and neighbourhood commercial link between Riverdale and surrounding areas. The Lewes Boulevard corridor should also be reinforced, through design and land-use improvements, to act as the community spine of the Riverdale neighbourhood.
Lewes Boulevard Bus Lane
Lewes Boulevard Transit Priority Pilot
Relevant Plans and Studies
City-Wide Transportation Study (2004)
Riverdale Neighbourhood Plan (2009)
Riverdale Traffic Study (2011)
FH Collins School Traffic Study (2014)
Transportation Demand Management Plan (2014)
Francophone Secondary School Transportation Impact Assessment (2017)
Francophone Secondary School Transportation Impact Assessment 2 (2018)