Comox-Helmcken Greenway - Walking and Cycling for People of All Ages and Abilities

Walking and cycling are Vancouver's top two transportation priorities. The Comox-Helmcken Greenway will enable people of all ages and abilities to get where they need to go, comfortably, safely and conveniently on foot and by bicycle. The Greenway is part of the Transportation 2040 Plan's All Ages and Abilities Cycling Network. As part of the City Greenway and Regional Greenway network, the Comox-Helmcken Greenway provides an important east-west walking and cycling connection through Downtown Vancouver to complement the Seawall and the network of Downtown separated bike lanes. The Greenway connects schools, parks, community centres, as well as shopping areas, hotels, residential neighbourhoods and St. Paul's Hospital. The paper will discuss the public engagement with citizens, businesses, seniors and youth and the technical responses that led to a Greenway design that focuses on: reducing the number of cars to make it more comfortable for cyclists to share the street and creating a safer street for walking or cycling to school; separating cyclists from vehicles on the busier sections; maintaining on-street parking wherever possible; improving intersection safety and accessibility with new signals, lighting, curb bulges and ramps; maintaining access for residents, Handi-Dart, taxis, tour buses and emergency vehicles, and; additional pedestrian safety treatments including countdown timers, audible signals and raised crosswalks. For the covering abstract of this conference see ITRD record number 201309RT334E.

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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.
  • Monograph Title: Calgary 2013 - The Many Faces of Transportation - Technical Compendium

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01494281
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2013 12:59PM