St Andrews Safety Improvements Project

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Update - October 2021:

This summer, we reached out to the community with a proposed design for safety improvements along St Andrews between Keith Road and 13th Street. 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, Ridgeway Elementary School and other local amenities.


What We Heard

During the consultation process, we heard from many of you about how you travel along St Andrews and what safety improvements you felt were most important. The most common theme we heard was that excess vehicle speed is a concern.

We also received feedback on the proposed design, which included overall support for raised crossings, modifying the roadway to support slower speeds, and using the remaining road space for mobility lanes. The main concerns we heard were related to loss of street parking and not enough separation between the proposed northbound mobility lane and vehicle traffic. For more information, review the Phase 1 Summary and the Phase 2 Summary.

During the consultation process, we received several recurring questions about the project. Please view our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.


Revised Design

After reviewing all the feedback, we’ve adjusted the proposed design to retain as much street parking as possible.

Changes have not been made to the mobility lane as the proposed design aligns with provincial and regional guidelines for a local street.

The revised design for St Andrews is shown below. Once complete, this section of St Andrews will include the following safety improvements:

  • Two raised crosswalks at intersections with high pedestrian volume
  • Northbound mobility lane
  • Narrower vehicle travel lanes
  • Improved sightlines at intersections

Section: 13th to 11th

Section: 11th to 9th

Section: 9th to Keith

9th-Keith - click to view larger

Construction Schedule

Construction for the project will occur in two phases. Phase 1 will begin in late October and take approximately one month to complete. This work will include installation of two raised crosswalks located on the north side of 9th Street and St Andrews and the south side of 8th Street and St Andrews.

Phase 2 includes narrowing of the road and installation of the mobility lanes. Due to a road paint shortage that is currently affecting North America, this work will occur in 2022. Area residents will be notified by mail before Phase 2 construction work begins.


Sidewalk Infill and Street Trees

Sidewalks are currently being installed along the east side of St Andrews to fill in the gaps where they are missing. This work is part of the City’s annual sidewalk construction program to improve walkability and pedestrian safety in the City. The anticipated completion date for this work is late November.

We're designing the traffic calming measures and installing the sidewalk in a way that allows for street trees in the boulevard. Street trees will be planted along both sides of the 1200-block of St Andrews in November. The remaining blocks will be planted in future planting seasons.


Update - October 2021:

This summer, we reached out to the community with a proposed design for safety improvements along St Andrews between Keith Road and 13th Street. 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, Ridgeway Elementary School and other local amenities.


What We Heard

During the consultation process, we heard from many of you about how you travel along St Andrews and what safety improvements you felt were most important. The most common theme we heard was that excess vehicle speed is a concern.

We also received feedback on the proposed design, which included overall support for raised crossings, modifying the roadway to support slower speeds, and using the remaining road space for mobility lanes. The main concerns we heard were related to loss of street parking and not enough separation between the proposed northbound mobility lane and vehicle traffic. For more information, review the Phase 1 Summary and the Phase 2 Summary.

During the consultation process, we received several recurring questions about the project. Please view our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.


Revised Design

After reviewing all the feedback, we’ve adjusted the proposed design to retain as much street parking as possible.

Changes have not been made to the mobility lane as the proposed design aligns with provincial and regional guidelines for a local street.

The revised design for St Andrews is shown below. Once complete, this section of St Andrews will include the following safety improvements:

  • Two raised crosswalks at intersections with high pedestrian volume
  • Northbound mobility lane
  • Narrower vehicle travel lanes
  • Improved sightlines at intersections

Section: 13th to 11th

Section: 11th to 9th

Section: 9th to Keith

9th-Keith - click to view larger

Construction Schedule

Construction for the project will occur in two phases. Phase 1 will begin in late October and take approximately one month to complete. This work will include installation of two raised crosswalks located on the north side of 9th Street and St Andrews and the south side of 8th Street and St Andrews.

Phase 2 includes narrowing of the road and installation of the mobility lanes. Due to a road paint shortage that is currently affecting North America, this work will occur in 2022. Area residents will be notified by mail before Phase 2 construction work begins.


Sidewalk Infill and Street Trees

Sidewalks are currently being installed along the east side of St Andrews to fill in the gaps where they are missing. This work is part of the City’s annual sidewalk construction program to improve walkability and pedestrian safety in the City. The anticipated completion date for this work is late November.

We're designing the traffic calming measures and installing the sidewalk in a way that allows for street trees in the boulevard. Street trees will be planted along both sides of the 1200-block of St Andrews in November. The remaining blocks will be planted in future planting seasons.


  • Phase 2 Summary & Wrapup

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    Update - July 23, 2021: Thank you for your interest in the St Andrews Safety Improvements project. Our Phase 2 public engagement period has closed and we’re reviewing the input we received from the community. We’ll be sharing what we heard and presenting the final design for the traffic calming measures in September.



    In April 2021, we reached out to the community about our plans to make safety improvements along St Andrews between Keith Road and 13th Street. 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. Our goal is to provide a safer, more comfortable experience for all road users.

    Many of you shared your experience on St Andrews and what would make it safer and more enjoyable. The most common theme we heard was that excess vehicle speed is a concern.

    Our traffic data analysis indicates that since the implementation of the 30km/r speed limit in this area, vehicle speeds have reduced slightly, but still remain over the speed limit. While traffic volumes have also declined slightly, volumes south of 10th Street are still higher than the guidelines set for a local road and bicycle route.

    Proposed Design

    We’ve developed a proposed design for St Andrews that addresses the issue of excess speed while achieving our design goals of creating a safer street for everyone.

    The proposed design includes:

    • Narrowing the vehicle travel lanes, along with lower speed limits, can promote a greater sense of speed awareness among drivers and force drivers to slow down when passing someone travelling in the opposite direction. Narrower lanes also create shorter crossing distances for pedestrians at intersections, which reduces the risk of an accident. Narrowing the road will also allow us to reallocate some road space to create a northbound separated mobility lane.

    • Mobility lanes accommodate a range of human-powered micro-mobility options such as bikes, scooters, e-bikes, cargo bikes, and skateboards.
    • Northbound, a separated lane for slower uphill cyclists will provide increased comfort and safety, and reduce conflict between cyclists and vehicles. Parking will be located between the vehicle lane and the mobility lane.
    • Southbound, cyclists and micro mobility users will share the lane with vehicles. Parking will remain in the current location.


    • Two raised crosswalks are proposed at the following locations:
      • North side of 9th Street and St Andrews – this crossing is part of the Ridgeway ‘Safe Routes to School’ route
      • South side of 8th Street and St Andrews – this crossing sees a high volume of pedestrian traffic
    • Both of these locations currently have regular crosswalks. Raised crosswalks create safer crossings by helping to slow traffic and by drawing attention to the crosswalk.

    • To improve sightlines at intersections and make crossing the street safer for everyone, 1-2 parking stalls per block will be removed.


    View the Proposed Design

    Images below show the locations of all of the proposed design changes.

    Section: 13th to 11th

    Section: 11th to 9th

    Section: 9th to Keith

    We welcome your comments and feedback.

  • Phase 1 Summary & Wrapup

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    Update - 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.


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