Design for Tsawwassen roadway major upgrade

Delta council on Monday will consider a staff recommendation for the design of the 16 Avenue Roadway Improvements Project, which will see a series of changes from 56 Street to Beach Grove Road.

A staff report outline the feedback received by residents.

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Two design concepts along with a survey response form were mailed to approximately 960 area residents to seek feedback from the community.

Residents were also invited to a public information meeting to discuss the concepts and provide their feedback. 

The deadline to submit feedback was late November.

To promote active modes of transportation, the two design concepts were developed to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians:

 

Option A:  Multi-Use Pathway

• New four metre wide multi-use pathway on the north side of 16 Avenue

• On-street parking along the south side of 16 Avenue

• New grassed boulevard and sidewalk along the south side of 16 Avenue

• Curb extensions at intersections

• New LED street lighting

• Road re-paving

 

Design Option B: On-Street Cycle Lanes

• New on-street marked cycle lanes on both sides of 16 Avenue

• On-street parking pocket along the south side of 16 Avenue

• New grassed boulevards and sidewalks on both sides of 16 Avenue

• Curb extensions at intersections

• New LED street lighting

• Road re-paving

 

Staff note that, overall, the feedback indicates support for Design Option B: On-Street Cycle Lanes, along with requests to include traffic calming measurements.

However, some property owners were not supportive of the improvements and had concerns related to the loss of landscaping, addition of bike lanes, increased traffic, and speed, staff note.

16th avenue

 

A previous staff report notes that an on-street parking survey was completed by staff during the daytime and evening hours and found that on-street parking along 16 Avenue is very lightly used.

As such, removal of on-street parking along the north side of 16 Avenue is being proposed to accommodate the cycling improvements.

Council will consider whether to endorse the concept.

Construction would be tentatively scheduled for 2023.

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