East 29th Street Safety Improvements

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Update December 15, 2023: Thank you for your interest in the East 29th Street Safety Improvements project. Your input is important and will help us make decisions about future roadway improvements. The engagement period has closed and we’re reviewing all the input received. We look forward to sharing a summary of community feedback in the coming months.


The City of North Vancouver is working with the District of North Vancouver on the second and final phase of roadway improvements along East 29th Street. Phase 2 improvements will address the poor pavement conditions between Lonsdale Avenue and Regent Avenue and provide us with an opportunity to provide a safer, more comfortable experience for all road users. Work will focus on paving, roadway markings, intersection safety, sightline improvements and adjustments to transit stop locations. Bike lanes are not planned as part of this work as an alternate bike route is located along Tempe Crescent and 27th Street.


As a significant amount of time has passed since the first phase of engagement, we are reconnecting with residents to review areas along the corridor and share changes we are investigating. We’d also like to learn more about how residents are experiencing the street to help us identify any gaps.


View the Corridor – Lonsdale Avenue to Regent Avenue

We’ve identified a number of areas along the corridor where we can improve the safety and comfort of road users. These areas were identified during the first phase of engagement, through ongoing communication with residents, observations made by City staff and recent data collection. The maps below provide information about changes we are investigating.

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CORRIDOR WIDE IMPROVEMENTS:

Vehicle speeds along East 29th have been a key issue identified for resolution. The following measures are proposed to encourage compliance with the speed limit:
  • Reduced travel lane widths that are appropriately sized for the posted speed limit of 50km/h.
  • Digital speed readers to be periodically installed along the corridor to remind drivers of the speed limit.
  • Continued partnership with RCMP on enforcement.

Residents with driveways facing East 29th identified visibility challenges when exiting driveways.

  • Painted buffer zones westbound from St Andrews to Somerset and eastbound from St Marys to Regent will improve sightlines by allowing drivers to pull out further to see oncoming traffic.


View Area Maps

We have provided additional information about each area highlighted on the corridor map above. Click the button below to learn more.


Project History

This project is being delivered in two phases. Phase 1, led by the District of North Vancouver, was completed in 2019 and focused on the area from Regent Avenue to Lynn Valley Road.

We are now in Phase 2 of the project, which focuses on the area from Lonsdale to Regent Avenue. A proposed design for Phase 2 was created in 2019, with work planned for 2020, but was postponed due to the impacts of COVID-19. Learn more about previous phases of engagement.


How You Can Get Involved

Between November 8 – December 1, you can:

  • Learn more by visiting the project webpage at cnv.org/East29th.
  • Place pins on the map and tell us about a specific location along the corridor by dropping a pin and leaving a comment.
  • Attend the Open House to learn more about the project and share your input with staff.
    • North Lonsdale United Church (3380 Lonsdale Avenue) | Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 6pm – 8pm
  • Ask us a question about the project.
  • Subscribe for email updates by entering your email in the Stay Informed box in the top right sidebar of this page.
  • Contact staff with comments or questions at e29@cnv.org.


How Your Input is Used

The input you share about your experience travelling along this section of East 29th Street will help us make decisions about future roadway improvements. Community input will be considered along with City policy, industry standards and physical constraints of the roadway.

Update December 15, 2023: Thank you for your interest in the East 29th Street Safety Improvements project. Your input is important and will help us make decisions about future roadway improvements. The engagement period has closed and we’re reviewing all the input received. We look forward to sharing a summary of community feedback in the coming months.


The City of North Vancouver is working with the District of North Vancouver on the second and final phase of roadway improvements along East 29th Street. Phase 2 improvements will address the poor pavement conditions between Lonsdale Avenue and Regent Avenue and provide us with an opportunity to provide a safer, more comfortable experience for all road users. Work will focus on paving, roadway markings, intersection safety, sightline improvements and adjustments to transit stop locations. Bike lanes are not planned as part of this work as an alternate bike route is located along Tempe Crescent and 27th Street.


As a significant amount of time has passed since the first phase of engagement, we are reconnecting with residents to review areas along the corridor and share changes we are investigating. We’d also like to learn more about how residents are experiencing the street to help us identify any gaps.


View the Corridor – Lonsdale Avenue to Regent Avenue

We’ve identified a number of areas along the corridor where we can improve the safety and comfort of road users. These areas were identified during the first phase of engagement, through ongoing communication with residents, observations made by City staff and recent data collection. The maps below provide information about changes we are investigating.

[ Click to view larger ]

CORRIDOR WIDE IMPROVEMENTS:

Vehicle speeds along East 29th have been a key issue identified for resolution. The following measures are proposed to encourage compliance with the speed limit:
  • Reduced travel lane widths that are appropriately sized for the posted speed limit of 50km/h.
  • Digital speed readers to be periodically installed along the corridor to remind drivers of the speed limit.
  • Continued partnership with RCMP on enforcement.

Residents with driveways facing East 29th identified visibility challenges when exiting driveways.

  • Painted buffer zones westbound from St Andrews to Somerset and eastbound from St Marys to Regent will improve sightlines by allowing drivers to pull out further to see oncoming traffic.


View Area Maps

We have provided additional information about each area highlighted on the corridor map above. Click the button below to learn more.


Project History

This project is being delivered in two phases. Phase 1, led by the District of North Vancouver, was completed in 2019 and focused on the area from Regent Avenue to Lynn Valley Road.

We are now in Phase 2 of the project, which focuses on the area from Lonsdale to Regent Avenue. A proposed design for Phase 2 was created in 2019, with work planned for 2020, but was postponed due to the impacts of COVID-19. Learn more about previous phases of engagement.


How You Can Get Involved

Between November 8 – December 1, you can:

  • Learn more by visiting the project webpage at cnv.org/East29th.
  • Place pins on the map and tell us about a specific location along the corridor by dropping a pin and leaving a comment.
  • Attend the Open House to learn more about the project and share your input with staff.
    • North Lonsdale United Church (3380 Lonsdale Avenue) | Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 6pm – 8pm
  • Ask us a question about the project.
  • Subscribe for email updates by entering your email in the Stay Informed box in the top right sidebar of this page.
  • Contact staff with comments or questions at e29@cnv.org.


How Your Input is Used

The input you share about your experience travelling along this section of East 29th Street will help us make decisions about future roadway improvements. Community input will be considered along with City policy, industry standards and physical constraints of the roadway.

  • Area Maps

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    AREA 1 - LONSDALE & EAST 29TH STREET INTERSECTION


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    OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT:

    A safety review of the intersection identified multiple collisions with pedestrians and cyclists when trying to make a left turn from E 29th Street.

    CHANGES WE ARE INVESTIGATING:

    Adding eastbound and westbound left turn bays.

    • Provides a dedicated space for vehicles to make a left turn, allowing drivers to concentrate on making a safe turn with less pressure from following vehicle.
    • Improves visibility of oncoming traffic, helps drivers better predict when it is safer to make the turn and reduces rear-end collisions.

    Providing an advance left turn signal for drivers.

    • Can reduce pedestrian involved collisions by separating pedestrians and left turn vehicle movements.
    • Increases the capacity of the intersection by moving more vehicles turning onto Lonsdale. This can reduce the attraction to cut through local streets.



    AREA 2 - TRANSIT STOPS


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    OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT:

    The existing westbound bus stop at St. Andrews is currently at the bottom of the hill. Bus drivers have expressed concerns about sliding in wet and snowy conditions.

    Consolidating bus stops to increase speed and reliability of transit service, reducing the amount of stopping and starting necessary.

    CHANGES WE ARE INVESTIGATING:

    Moving the westbound bus stop at St. Andrews to a flatter location between St. Georges and St. Marys where the slope is less steep. This would result in 4-5 curbside parking spaces being removed.

    Removing the existing westbound bus stop west of St Georges.

    Removing the eastbound bus stop at St. Georges due to close proximity and low usage with neighbouring Lonsdale and St Andrews stops.



    AREA 3 - ST GEORGES


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    OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT:

    A safety review of the intersection identified multiple collisions with pedestrians and cyclists when trying to make a left turn from E 29th Street.

    Observations from the community and data indicate drivers are seeking to avoid congestion on Lonsdale by using local streets.

    CHANGES WE ARE INVESTIGATING:

    Adding eastbound and westbound left turn bays.

    • Provides a dedicated space for vehicles to make a left turn, allowing drivers to concentrate on making a safe turn with less pressure from following vehicles.
    • Improves visibility of oncoming traffic, helps drivers better predict when it is safer to make the turn and reduces rear-end collisions.

    Through the Upper Levels Greenway project, we will explore ways to reduce shortcutting on local streets.



    AREA 4 - E 29TH STREET HILL


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    OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT:

    Turning onto East 29th from some side streets and driveways can be challenging due to a lack of visibility with the steep hill and vehicle speeds on East 29th.

    The hill makes it difficult to react to vehicles making left turns from East 29th onto side streets such as Somerset St, Brand St, and St Kilda Ave.

    CHANGES WE ARE INVESTIGATING:

    Left turn restrictions from Somerset St, Brand St, and St Kilda Ave onto East 29th where there is insufficient visibility due to the hill.

    Adding left turn bays on East 29th to access side streets where space and sightlines allow.

    • Provides a dedicated space for vehicles to make a left turn, allowing drivers to concentrate on making a safe turn with less pressure from following vehicles.
    • Reduces rear-end collisions.

    Restricting turning movements where sightlines and space can’t accommodate a left turn bay.

    Adding ‘fog lines’ offset from the curb.

    • Reduces travel lane widths so they are appropriately sized for the posted speed limit of 50km/h.
    • Provides space for drivers exiting driveways to safely pull out to see oncoming traffic without blocking a traffic lane.
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