Transportation Capital Project Highlights 2021

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To learn about Transportation capital projects, click on the image above or visit the Transportation Story Map (external link.)

Watch this short video (just over 1 minute) for tips on navigating in the map "Getting Started" video (external link.)


To learn about Transportation capital projects, click on the image above or visit the Transportation Story Map (external link.)

Watch this short video (just over 1 minute) for tips on navigating in the map "Getting Started" video (external link.)

Transportation Capital Projects Highlights 2021

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    Will the city be changing the signage along bike lanes (like on Granville) from “no stopping” to “no parking”? These lanes are constantly being blocked by delivery vehicles, moving vans, etc - and this creates hazards for cyclists, drivers and pedestrians.

    CanadianChick asked 8 days ago

    Thank you for your feedback. Revising the signage as you suggest is a possible measure to deter motorists from parking in bike lanes but would require on-going enforcement.  A more effective solution is the upgrade of painted bike lanes to include physical protection from adjacent vehicles that also prevents vehicle encroachment into the bike lane. These projects are implemented as part of the annual capital plan process. A staff report to be presented at the May 18, 2021 meeting of the City’s Public Works & Transportation Committee outlines recently completed and planned upgrades plus, as a proposed cost-share project with TransLink, recommends the installation of delineators along both sides of Granville Avenue between Garden City Road and Railway Avenue. To learn more, please review the upcoming Committee agenda.

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    new electric vehicle public charging stations please advise (Hamilton Community Centre?)

    Dao asked 15 days ago

    Thanks for inquiring! To answer your question, yes, a Level 2 charger will be installed at the Hamilton Community Centre this summer. More information can be found on the City's Electric Vehicle Infrastructure page.

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    Will you consider adding speed bumps at each end of laneways that cross sidewalks on Bayview and Moncton streets? Many near collisions with sidewalk pedestrians occur from drivers going too fast through the laneway.

    renneberg asked 15 days ago
    Thanks for your inquiry. Transportation staff will review your request. Typically, requests for traffic calming measures require the collection of traffic volume, speed and crash data, and any other traffic related information over a period of time. Other factors to be considered are the effectiveness, sustainability and practicality for the existing conditions, and hindrance to emergency vehicles and the cost.
    Also, we all need to take into consideration, the other rules and laws that are in place. When receiving a BC Driver's License, drivers are taught that it is always the driver’s responsibility to avoid hitting a pedestrian. Drivers must yield to pedestrians when entering a road from a driveway or alley, as well as in marked crosswalks, at intersections (pedestrians near your half of the road still have the right-of-way even when there is no marked crosswalk), and when turning. If possible, crossing pedestrians are encouraged to make eye-contact with drivers before proceeding.
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    "Removal of Channelized Right-Turn Islands: Cooney Road & Granville Avenue (northwest corner)" What is the purpose of removing this feature? jimpook@shaw.ca

    Jim Pook asked 16 days ago

    Great question! Channelized islands are found to be a significant contributor to collisions at intersections in the city. The proposed projects will improve overall intersection traffic safety by reducing the speed of right-turning vehicles, improving sightlines of pedestrians and cyclists, and increasing the amount of road space for pedestrians/cyclists. This enhances the road environment for more sustainable modes of travel including walking and cycling, which is aligned with the City's vision and plans.


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    When is Steveston highway from 7th Ave to No 1 Road going to get curb and sidewalk on south side. There is alot of truck, car, and foot traffic now in this area and would make it much safer for all.

    Rico asked 16 days ago

    Thank you for your question. The City has an annual program to install asphalt walkways with measures to protect pedestrians from vehicles (e.g., wooden bollards or extruded curb) and this section will be considered as a potential future project, subject to priority assessment and budget availability.  An upgrade to the provision of curb, gutter and sidewalks will be pursued as part of future development frontage works.

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    How come they are replacing damaged concrete sidewalk panels with asphalt that are stamped like bricks? It does not look very good as it is not consistent.

    V. Chen asked 12 days ago

    Thank you for your question. Stamped asphalt sidewalk areas are replacing the concrete panels that have been lifted by tree roots and were presenting a hazard for pedestrians. Once the heaved concrete panels are removed and the stamped asphalt installed, it is painted to match the concrete colouring. At this time, crews are behind in painting as a dry surface is required to complete the task; however, they are currently in the process of catching up on work completed this past winter. Since the City started the program of replacing heaved sidewalk panels with stamped asphalt in 2018, work has been done around 830 trees where roots have lifted the sidewalk and we have replaced the equivalent of over 2,000 sidewalk panels in these locations.

    Trees and their roots will continue to grow and push up the ground around them, including sidewalks, regardless of new concrete panels installations. Stamped asphalt serves two purposes:

    1. Stamped asphalt reduces the time the sidewalk would be closed to the public while repairs are completed the next time the roots heave the sidewalk. The stamped asphalt affected is cut along the “brick joints”, removed, the roots trimmed back and the asphalt replaced and stamped all in one day. Concrete repairs would disrupt the use of the sidewalk for a minimum of working four days to fully complete the task.
    2. Stamped asphalt significantly reduces the area requiring repair the next time the roots affect the sidewalk. Since asphalt is a flexible surface, only the area directly affected by roots will be cut out and replaced, with roots pushing up only in a very limited area. When tree roots lift concrete panels, the root itself can be under one small corner but can affect up to four sidewalk panels,  all of which would have to be replaced.

    If you require more information or have further questions, please email Larry Ford, Manager of Roads and Construction Services at lford@richmond.ca

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    When will our sidewalks be smooth like our roads and uncluttered like our roads.

    Steve asked 16 days ago

    Thanks for your question. The City undertakes sidewalk maintenance to address unevenness when areas of concern are brought to our attention and have replaced 2,550 sidewalk panels since 2018.  Please let us know if there are locations that need repair.  Newer construction methods (e.g., root barriers) also help to minimize the heaving of panels.  The City has minimum sidewalk width standards to provide a clear walking path.  Street furniture elements and utilities (e.g., litter receptacles, fire hydrants) are located outside of this pedestrian zone. 

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    I believe that Biking should be a no-brainer in Richmond due to our relatively flat landscape, but there is noticeably a lack of bicycle infrastructure throughout the city. I believe what's holding people, and myself, back from cycling more is the lack of safe cycling routes to key destinations in the City Centre, such as Skytrain stations. Major street shared lanes just don't cut it. By prioritizing routes to Skytrain stations and providing safe storage options there, it can incentivize people to incorporate cycling into their daily commute. There are almost no cycling routes that run east-west in the City Centre. Cook Road, Lansdowne Road, Westminster Hwy, and Capstan Way are all good candidates for connecting the north-south bike routes together. There is also a lack of cycling infrastructure in South Richmond. For example, there is a gap where there are no bike lanes on Garden City Road between Granville and Francis, lack of bike infrastructure on No.3, Gilbert and No.2 Roads below Granville. Are there further plans to improve cycling in these neighbourhoods?

    bryant asked 16 days ago

    Thank you for your feedback.

    The City is committed to improving and expanding cycling infrastructure across Richmond to support active and sustainable transportation modes.  Recently completed and upcoming cycling projects in the City Centre include:

    • River Parkway (Gilbert Road-Cambie Road): protected bike lanes.
    • Cambie Road (River Road-No. 3 Road): multi-use pathway on the south side that provides a direct connection to Aberdeen Station from the Middle Arm Greenway and River Parkway.
    • Sea Island Way-No. 3 Road-Capstan Way: through the development process, off-street bike paths have been or will be provided on the south side of Sea Island Way (Corvette Way-No. 3 Road), west side of No. 3 Road (Sea Island Way-Capstan Way) and north side of Capstan Way (No. 3 Road-Corvette Way), which will enhance cycling access to the new Capstan Station.  The new Capstan Station plus the surrounding developments to the east will also include new off-street bike paths.
    • Browngate Road (Hazelbridge Way-No. 3 Road): protected cycle tracks that will provide a connection to Aberdeen Station from the east via the Odlin Road Neighbourhood Bikeway, which is planned for completion later this year.
    • Lansdowne Road (Gilbert Road-Pearson Way): westward extension of multi-use pathway.  Upon completion, this project will extend the existing multi-use pathway between Minoru Blvd and Gilbert Road, and provide a direct link from Lansdowne Station to the Richmond Olympic Oval once proposed/future development-related road improvements are implemented along the remaining sections of Lansdowne Road and Hollybridge Way.

    All Canada Line stations have bike lockers for secure bike storage plus there is a bike parkade at Bridgeport Station.  The City has also initiated an update of the city-wide Cycling Network Plan, to ensure that the City’s cycling network and policies are reflective of the community’s current needs, continue to support the City’s long-term mobility objectives and reflect best practices with respect to cycling facility planning and design.  The plan includes opportunities for public engagement and a prioritized implementation strategy, and is anticipated to be completed later this year.