Transportation Capital Project Highlights 2020

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Thank you for dropping by. While the active Q&A tool of this project ran August 12 to September 30, 2020, the pages can still be viewed. And if you have any questions, contact information is provided under each section.


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.)

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    When will you stop allowing construction on 3 Road and Cook St to interfere with the commuting public? Bus service is reduced which means having to factor in additional time for connections etc and on top of that 402 passengers must now navigate two major intersections to make connections. Unnecessary when there are convenient alternatives and these detours etc have been going on for years. Stop pandering to developers and pander to citizens.

    Donna_T asked about 2 months ago

    Construction activities within roadways are sometime necessary.  Whenever possible, the City endeavours to minimize disruption to the general public.

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    When can you add a fast line on 91 hwy? Thanks,

    yxj3108 asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, Highway 91 is under the jurisdiction of the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI).  If you wish to voice your concerns, please visit MoTI at:  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/transportation-and-infrastructure/ministry-contacts


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    More work needs to be done on traffic flow. I see you're working on #3 Road. I refuse to travel #3 as it is too congested. I use #2 or #4 and they really need synchronisation. Frequently I am stopped at each and every signal on #2 from Steveston to Westminster. Richmond's answer to every perceived traffic issue is to put in another signal slowing traffic down even more.

    wattis asked 3 months ago

    Staff acknowledge your comments and will adjust signal timing as necessary to optimize the operation for all road users.

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    When will road on old rail line open?

    Mike R asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for this great question! 

    Changes along the former Canadian Pacific Railway corridor are part of the River Parkway project. The new road is anticipated to open in Fall 2020. More information is available at: https://www.richmond.ca/plandev/planning/citycentre.htm

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    Why would City staff make changes in to busy City Centre intersections to increase congestion and make wait times worse? Changes which increase traffic congestion are contrary to the 2007 City Centre Transportation Plan's vision of "Sustainable mobility for a livable, appealing and viable downtown". Specifically, the following turn lanes: Removal of Channelized Right-Turn Islands: Cooney Road & Westminster Highway (northeast corner) and Garden City Road & Lansdowne Road (northwest corner).

    jkg asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your 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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    I see the bike lane on Steveston Hwy from 2 Rd to Mortfield is still in the plans despite the ridiculous price. Please explain how this will provide good value to the >95% of Richmond taxpayers who will never use it.

    ncumming asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The project is funded almost entirely by developers through DCC (Development Cost Charges) and external grants from TransLink. Property taxes fund a very small percentage (less than 3%) of the total project costs. This location is identified as part of City’s Cycling Network that will connect to other cycling facilities in the area.

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    Why does the Richmond transportation engineering department continue to make driving in Richmond difficult and more time consuming by interrupting the flow of traffic? Years ago, it was the No. 3 Road transit lanes which was eventually scrapped and this was later followed by changing River Road in north Richmond where you can no longer travel non-stop between River Road and Cambie to River Road and No. 1 Road without having to stop at Gilbert. Until recently, there were two lanes at River Road and Cambie, one lane allowing traffic to continue to head north while a second lane permit a right turn to head east on Cambie. Now the right turn lane has been eliminated slowing traffic substantially. When will the City of Richmond Engineering department going to stop making these decision that will slow the movement of traffic in Richmond??????

    Brighouse1969 asked 3 months ago

    Thanks for your question. Changes along River Road are part of the River Parkway project, from Cambie Road to Gilbert Road. The River Parkway will provide a new alternate road to River Road and is an important component of the City Centre Area Plan (CCAP) to improve Richmond’s overall transportation network while also supporting improved public open space near the waterfront.  More information at: https://www.richmond.ca/plandev/planning/citycentre.htm

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    Why are you restriping the bike lanes on Railway. They should be eliminated. there is a full bake/pedestrian separated lane on the old rail line.

    wattis asked 3 months ago

    Thanks for your question. We’re refreshing the lines as this is a popular cycling corridor. It offers both a multi-use pathway suited for slower cyclists and those that prefer to be separated from traffic and dedicated on-street bike lanes, preferred by faster cyclists.

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    When is the city and Malcom Brodie going to get behide building a bridge to replace the falling apart tunnel? Will people have to die first. I drive it every day

    Mark3 asked 3 months ago

    The Province will identify a technology this fall for the replacement of the George Massey Tunnel, and has indicated that the replacement crossing will be complete in 5 to 7 years. 

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    Why is Burkeville Not better serviced with public transit. We desperately need a bus to travel across sea land past Burkeville and cross the Gilbert and/or 2 Road bridges.

    Karl asked 3 months ago

    Current transit service near Burkeville includes the Canada Line at Templeton Station and the 412 bus route that connects Sea Island to the Canada Line and 15 bus lines at Bridgeport Station. Comments have been forwarded to TransLink which are responsible for delivering the transit system in Metro Vancouver. For all transit service requests, TransLink can be contacted at 604-953-3333 or www.new.translink.ca/feedback.