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City considers bike lane on Cambie Bridge

Vancouver inviting public feedback on five possible transportation projects
According to the city, over the past decade the number of people walking or cycling over the Cambie Bridge has steadily increased. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Mobility pricing? A Cambie Bridge bike lane?

The City of Vancouver is holding a number of public events in the coming days and weeks aimed at getting feedback on five proposed transportation-related projects.

“We want to hear from you on projects that will help alleviate congestion, make streets safer, create better places for people, and address the changing needs of our streets,” a press release reads.

The five proposed projects include:

• A new transportation network in northeast False Creek. The area plan for the neighbourhood is now in its final stages and the city is holding a pop up shop to give the public a chance to learn about how the new transportation, which will replace the viaducts, will work.

The pop up shop at 511 West Broadway is open Nov. 18, 20 and 21 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Nov. 22 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.

• An interim protected southbound bike lane on the Cambie Bridge. According to the city, over the past decade the number of people walking or cycling over the Cambie Bridge has steadily increased. While there is a dedicated sidewalk for pedestrians on the west side of the bridge, there is no dedicated path for cyclists. Looking to address overcrowding on the shared-use path on the east side, the city is considering adding an interim southbound protected bike lane on the west side of the bridge.

Residents can provide feedback on the proposal via email at, or in person at an open house on Nov. 30 at 511 West Broadway from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• The municipality is starting a transportation planning process for Georgia Street between Chilco and Nicola street looking at how to make Georgia a complete street that is safe, efficient and welcoming to people using different modes of travel. “We want to learn from residents, businesses and road users about their experience on Georgie Street and what could make the street safer and more welcoming.”

An open house is scheduled for Nov. 18 from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Coal Harbour Communuity Centre (480 Broughton St.) Feedback can also be emailed to

• The city is planning upgrades to Alexander Street to make it safer and more comfortable for cyclists by slowing traffic. The plan also looks to close gaps in the cycling network and create better connections between Gastown, Strathcona and beyond.

Residents can submit feedback via email at An open house is planned for Nov. 21 at the Vancouver Japanese Language School (487 Alexander St.) from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.

• The “It’s Time” project is looking at how Metro Vancouver’s transportation system can be improved through decongestion charges, where users pay for the share of the road services they use. Residents are invited to share what they think needs to be addressed from a Vancouver perspective. For more information, visit

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