About this project
The purpose of this project is to upgrade the active transportation facilities on Still Creek Avenue between Douglas Road to the east and the Burnaby Eco-Centre to the west to improve the safety and experience for pedestrians and cyclists.
Still Creek Avenue is part of the Central Valley Greenway, an important regional east-west active transportation corridor, that spans the cities of Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam and New Westminster. As such, this section of Still Creek Avenue supports high volumes of pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Over the past few years, the community has identified several safety concerns along this section of Still Creek.
The City of Burnaby recently conducted a technical review of this section to assess safety concerns, identifying opportunities and gaps. We are now moving forward with implementing interim measures using low-cost materials to enhance the safety and experience of this section. The interim measures will include removing on-street parking on the north side of Still Creek Avenue, installing a two-way protected bicycle lane to separate pedestrians and cyclists, and improving the sight lines and visibility at driveways and other key crossings. In early 2022, we will conduct a review of the temporary measures and engage with stakeholders. Based on findings from the review and feedback received, we plan to develop a design for the permanent installation of the safety improvements.
This project is consistent with the City’s draft Transportation Plan and Climate Action Framework, which aim to improve accessibility and enhance opportunities to shift to healthy and sustainable modes of transportation, such as walking, rolling and cycling.
What is happening now
After completing a safety review in the summer of 2021, we have now engaged with the local businesses and other stakeholders on the design of the interim measures. Implementation of the interim measures is planned for December 2021.