St Andrews Safety Improvements Project

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Project Updates

APRIL 2021: Thank you for your interest in the St Andrews Safety Improvements project. Our Phase 1 public engagement period has closed and we’re reviewing all the input we received from the community. We’ll be sharing what we heard and presenting a preliminary design for the traffic calming measures in late May.




We’re making improvements along St Andrews from Keith Road to 13th Street to provide a safer, more comfortable experience for all road users.

This section of St Andrews is a wide, local street that is well-used by pedestrians, a designated bike route and an important connection to the Green Necklace, Lions Gate Hospital and other amenities.


Sidewalk Infill

This summer, sidewalks will be constructed along the east side of St Andrews to fill in the gaps where they are currently missing. This project is part of the City’s annual sidewalk construction program to improve walkability and pedestrian safety in the City.


Traffic Calming Measures

The installation of sidewalks is an opportunity to work with the community to address the speeds on St Andrews. During the summer of 2020, the City implemented a 30km/hr speed zone from Keith Road to 13th Street, to address ongoing concerns from residents. This February the Ridgeway Slow Speed Zone came into effect reducing the speed limit in the wider area to 30km/hr. Unlike other streets in the neighbourhood, St Andrews is a wide street. Even with speed limit changes, the existing street design does not create the conditions for slower travel.

To help reduce speeds and improve safety for all road users, we’re exploring a variety of on-road traffic calming measures that are temporary, easy to install, adjust and remove.

Together, the sidewalk infill and traffic calming measures form the St Andrews Avenue Safety Improvements Project.

This project is part of a larger, broader set of changes the City is making to its streets, as outlined in our Safe Mobility Strategy.


We Want Your Feedback

We’d like to hear from you to gather insight on your experience with the speed, safety and comfort on St Andrews. Your input will help us to determine the most appropriate traffic calming measures for this area. Once implemented, we’ll continue to monitor speeds and receive your feedback to understand impacts and adjust accordingly.


Project Updates

APRIL 2021: Thank you for your interest in the St Andrews Safety Improvements project. Our Phase 1 public engagement period has closed and we’re reviewing all the input we received from the community. We’ll be sharing what we heard and presenting a preliminary design for the traffic calming measures in late May.




We’re making improvements along St Andrews from Keith Road to 13th Street to provide a safer, more comfortable experience for all road users.

This section of St Andrews is a wide, local street that is well-used by pedestrians, a designated bike route and an important connection to the Green Necklace, Lions Gate Hospital and other amenities.


Sidewalk Infill

This summer, sidewalks will be constructed along the east side of St Andrews to fill in the gaps where they are currently missing. This project is part of the City’s annual sidewalk construction program to improve walkability and pedestrian safety in the City.


Traffic Calming Measures

The installation of sidewalks is an opportunity to work with the community to address the speeds on St Andrews. During the summer of 2020, the City implemented a 30km/hr speed zone from Keith Road to 13th Street, to address ongoing concerns from residents. This February the Ridgeway Slow Speed Zone came into effect reducing the speed limit in the wider area to 30km/hr. Unlike other streets in the neighbourhood, St Andrews is a wide street. Even with speed limit changes, the existing street design does not create the conditions for slower travel.

To help reduce speeds and improve safety for all road users, we’re exploring a variety of on-road traffic calming measures that are temporary, easy to install, adjust and remove.

Together, the sidewalk infill and traffic calming measures form the St Andrews Avenue Safety Improvements Project.

This project is part of a larger, broader set of changes the City is making to its streets, as outlined in our Safe Mobility Strategy.


We Want Your Feedback

We’d like to hear from you to gather insight on your experience with the speed, safety and comfort on St Andrews. Your input will help us to determine the most appropriate traffic calming measures for this area. Once implemented, we’ll continue to monitor speeds and receive your feedback to understand impacts and adjust accordingly.


Tell Us Your Story

We’d like to hear about your experience with the speed, safety and comfort on St Andrews. We want to hear from all voices – pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and people with mobility aids.

Thank you for sharing your story with us.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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    Narrowing of St. Andrews Avenue

    by North Shore Resident, 20 days ago

    My family and I have lived on 8th and St. Andrews, in this amazing neighbourhood, for many years. It’s great that the speed for St. Andrews has been reduced to 30km/h but the width of the street needs to be addressed. Having such a wide residential street, it allows for hurried vehicles lots of room to move around and pass slower cars and bicycles daily; freely accelerating between Keith Rd. and 13th without needing to come to a complete stop for 5 long, wide blocks. Narrowing the street would stop the dangerous zigzagging of cars. You can do... Continue reading

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    Only What YOU Want

    by winbig007, 21 days ago
    I can see that your "monitoring" of the messages allows for only people that like what you're doing. You won't allow for my comments. Very authoritarian of you! This program of "improving safety" is nonsense and must not only be stopped, but reversed. You are destroying our City with making it more difficult to get around!
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    Make it a quiet & safe neighbourhood street

    by seaotter, 21 days ago
    I regularly bike along this stretch of St. Andrew's and sometimes walk here. It would be a nice street if there was less traffic and cars would go more slowly. Drivers often try to pass bikes before the traffic circles when it's not safe to pass. It is especially an issue going downhill as many drivers don't seem to understand cycling speeds and will cut me off at the traffic circles, which can be quite dangerous.


    The traffic diversion at 13th has helped a bit, but there are still too many cars on St Andrew's and because the street is... Continue reading

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    Fast cars

    by Josie, 21 days ago

    Thank you for putting in the 30kmph on St Andrews and cross streets. It has helped a bit. Where it is really bad though is while travelling down St. Andrews to cross at Keith Road to turn east or west. The traffic on Keith has become soooo fast that it has become dangerous. During high traffic times it can be very hard to find a safe time to cross because of their speed... cars going both east and west on Keith. Please put in a slower speed limit on Keith as well. For residents walking and in cars this could... Continue reading

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    Love it

    by KL, 21 days ago
    I am a car driver. Thanks to COVID I’m experimenting with other types of transportation. Doing tons of walking and riding my bike as well. If it takes more time to get somewhere by car because we are making our streets safer for pedestrians and bikers, and calming speedy drivers in neighborhoods, I’m good with that.

    Driving is a privilege, not a right and it should be excepted that it should be somewhat of an inconvenience. Perhaps it will force some to choose other types of transportation more often, when they can, leave more time to get places, be more... Continue reading

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    Great initiative! Traffic calming & active transport priority please

    by bradyCNVcyclist, 23 days ago

    I live nearby and my young family frequently walks, bikes and occasionally drives to this area to visit Welcome Parlour & the coffee shop, as well as just recreational travel between Spirit Trail and Green Necklace. I'm often biking with my 1.5 year old daughter on the back, so extra cautious and aware of the risks of mingling with fast-moving vehicles.


    The 30 km/hr speed limit is a great first step, thanks. But further traffic calming such as speed bumps, barriers, and re-routes (see Vancouver's approach in many neighborhoods to dissuade fast moving through-traffic in calm residential areas) should be... Continue reading

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    Horrible Ideas Destroying Mobility

    by winbig007, 23 days ago
    Shutting down St. Andrews to vehicle traffic last summer was a horrible idea that takes away from the ability for people to get efficiently around the City. This Healthy Streets (Open Streets, Vision Zero, Safe Mobility) must be stopped. The money being spent is a complete waste & taxes are through the roof. It's time to stop these completely unnecessary assaults' and changes to our streets. You've destroyed our ability move through the City already. NO MORE!
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    Higher Speeds

    by erica lamoureux, 28 days ago

    I am a student in a local school and I believe safety is important in terms of sidewalks because it keeps pedestrians off the street. Saying this I think we should raise the speed limit because 30 km/h is very slow and it's hard to get anywhere on time with that speed. The streets are much more safe with the sidewalks in place and since the street is wide the pedestrians are even further from the cars than before giving them extra safety. I think a good speed limit is 40 Km/h. This speed should be okay because there are... Continue reading

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    St Andrew ave changes

    by Student598, 28 days ago

    To whom this may concern,


    I am a student at a local school named Alcuin College. I think that the construction of the second sidewalk is vital. I think this because sometimes single sidewalks become congested making it difficult to socially distance and having a second sidewalk would make walking on this road more convenient. The lowering of the speed limit may be very controversial, but I think that it would make the neighborhood safer. I think this because there are many children in this area, as there are two schools and a park near St Andrews avenue, therefore this... Continue reading

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    Safety on St. Andrews

    by Colestudent, 28 days ago

    I support the idea of changing St. Andrews to increase public safety. I am a student at Alcuin College, I have found the drivers along St. Andrews within the proposed area along 8th and 9th to drive above the speed limit. I have nearly been in an accident as a pedestrian with a speeding vehicle along this street. The roundabout near Sam Walker Park is effective but often cars come through this area quickly thus endangering those walking away from Andrews On 8th Cafe. As such I do support decreasing the speed along St. Andrews. This could be accomplished through... Continue reading