2021 City Snapshots: Transportation

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Did you know new developments also contribute to local transportation improvements? Learn about this and more:

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Did you know new developments also contribute to local transportation improvements? Learn about this and more:

  • click the image below for a snapshot
  • click the links provided on this page for more in-depth details


Transportation

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    Please ensure you make things safer for cyclists. Current developments alongside Garden City Road are actually worse than they were for cyclists. Please ensure you do proper research before spending a lot of tax payers money, make sure you ask bicycle commuters.

    bmartin asked 12 days ago

    City of Richmond reply: The cycling and pedestrian improvements currently underway on Garden City Road provide physical protection between pathway users and adjacent motorists, thereby increasing safety.   The design reflects current best practices per the Province of BC Active Transportation Design Guidelines and has been reviewed by the City’s advisory Active Transportation Committee, which includes members of HUB Cycling and is comprised of local residents with a range of cycling experience.

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    Transportation is one of the biggest failings in Richmond. Traffic is ridiculously backed-up throughout main roads in Richmond and only getting worse. Steps to separate bikes are creating longer lineups at intersections with turning cars blocking through-traffic, for example, southbound right lane on Garden City at Westminster Highway. Motorized bikes are everywhere and services such as Fantuan delivery ride on sidewalks through pedestrians then on roads slowing traffic. Motorized skateboards are in traffic lanes and on sidewalks, while enforcement is non-existent. The City appears deaf to the complaints from the public.

    jkg asked 12 days ago

    City of Richmond reply: The City’s Official Community Plan identifies strategies to achieve 50% of all trips by walking, cycling and transit by 2040. Providing a better balance of facilities across all modes will help the City to meet its transportation targets in an equitable and environmentally friendly way. Many cities, such as Los Angeles, have proven that building more roads for cars is just not sustainable at addressing congestion. The introduction of facilities in the transportation network for the safe and efficient operation of alternate modes of travel actually achieves higher people moving capacity than adding more traffic lanes for vehicles. The recently completed River Parkway is an example of this balanced use of road space with a new parallel alternative route to No. 3 Road in the City Centre for motorists and protected cycling facilities to encourage active transportation on this corridor. The City will liaise with Richmond RCMP regarding enforcement of the concerns noted.

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