This just out from the folks at city hall
Burrard Bridge protected cycling and pedestrian pathways to open on July
Protected pathways for cyclists and pedestrians are scheduled to be in
place on the Burrard Bridge starting Monday, July 13. This trial
addresses three key issues: safety, sustainability and affordability,
and involves the following changes:
* the west curb lane of the Burrard Bridge towards Kitsilano will
become a bicycle lane
* the west sidewalk on the English Bay side of the bridge will be
for pedestrians only
* the east sidewalk becomes an exclusive bicycle path into
Other changes will include protective barriers to separate the bike
lanes from vehicles; traffic signal modifications; and measures to
provide priority access for buses. The bridge will maintain three lanes
northbound into downtown.
Preparations will commence on Monday, July 6. Previously scheduled
paving on Pacific is being incorporated into the reconfiguration of the
bridge entry/exit points. Repaving of Pacific Street will include new
lane markings, signals, signs and protective barriers to allow a cycling
lane between Thurlow and Hornby Streets.
Work will continue until the configuration is complete early in the
morning of July 13 (weather dependent).
A monitoring program will be in place during the trial to assess the
impact of the lane changes and will collect data on pedestrian, bicycle
and vehicle volumes, and travel times. Staff will report back to Council
in 3 months.
A communications program will provide public information on the changes
on the bridge and alternative vehicle routes. The program will feature
print and radio advertising, updated website information and the use of