Bike Lane Upgrade Coming to 1st Street Corridor

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We are planning upgrades to the 1st Street Mobility Corridor along West 1st Street between Mackay Road and West 3rd Street.

This project is one in series of exciting changes in our Mobility Network Strategy. The planned upgrades will create a user friendly experience suitable for all ages and abilities using bikes, e-bikes and other electric mobility devices. The protected cycling lane will be a great alternative to using Marine Drive as an east-west connector.


We are planning upgrades to the 1st Street Mobility Corridor along West 1st Street between Mackay Road and West 3rd Street.

This project is one in series of exciting changes in our Mobility Network Strategy. The planned upgrades will create a user friendly experience suitable for all ages and abilities using bikes, e-bikes and other electric mobility devices. The protected cycling lane will be a great alternative to using Marine Drive as an east-west connector.


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  • What We Heard & Next Steps

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    28 Sep 2020

    WHAT WE HEARD

    Over the past few months, the City reached out to businesses and stakeholders in preparation for upgrading the cycling infrastructure of West 1st and 2nd Street through the 1st Street Mobility Corridor Project. The common theme we heard included:

    • Maintain the centre left-turn lane as it is critical for businesses along the corridor. We also heard that street parking is important for employees and customers, but there are often vehicles occupying space for long periods of time.
    • A focus on improving intersection safety and operation.
    • Sight-lines from driveways, laneways and intersections were flagged as challenging with many large parked vehicles obstructing the view of oncoming traffic.

    To address these themes, the project team has made the following updates to the preliminary design:

    • Protected cycling facility on 1st Street between MacKay St and W 3rdStreet.
    • Painted bike lanes at intersections and driveways to help raise the visibility of cyclists in areas of potential conflict.
    • Adjustments to traffic signal timing and adding new left-turn lanes at MacKay Road, Fell and Bewicke Avenue to improve intersection safety and reduce traffic congestion.
    • Improved sight-lines at driveways, laneways and intersections by restricting parking further from these access points.
    • Maintaining the centre left-turn lane along the corridor to provide safe access and egress to businesses.
    • Maintaining on-street parking within a 10-minute walking radius of the corridor.

    To review the new detailed design, please see our documents section.

    NEXT STEPS

    Once design and construction tendering are complete, construction is expected to take place this Fall.