2500 – 3000 Block Marine Drive Bike Lanes

Transportation & Utilities - Current Projects

March 8, 2024 Update

As directed through Council and Community Engagement Committee motions, staff have deferred construction of the bike lane on the 2500 block of Marine Drive until public engagement with residents on the 2500 block of Marine Drive has been conducted. Notification letters were delivered to all residences on the 2500 block of Marine Drive the first week of February, providing an update and requesting ideas and comments to be emailed to the Engineering Department for consideration. Thank you to everyone who responded.

On Monday, March 11, 2024, Council will consider the resulting staff report and recommendations based on parking utilization studies and the feedback received.

The Council agenda and the report can be viewed at westvancouver.ca/agenda.

The Council meeting begins at 7 p.m.

To share your input regarding this matter with Council, you may email Council or speak at the Council meeting when Council considers the report. To learn how to participate in person or online, please visit westvancouver.ca/participate.

To email Council, please visit westvancouver.ca/correspondence.
 

December 13, 2023 Update

2500 to 3000 block of Marine Drive bike lanes

On Sunday, June 11, the District began installation of new separated bike lanes on the 2600 to 3000 blocks of Marine Drive. The project spans approximately 1.6 km in length and will include one-directional eastbound and westbound buffered curbside bike lanes, separating the vehicle lane from the bike lane.

To accommodate the bike lanes and ensure their effectiveness, it is necessary to prohibit on-street parking along both the north and south sides of Marine Drive between 26th Street and 31st Street.

At their regular meeting on Monday, June 5, 2023, Council directed staff to proceed with work to install the bike lanes between 2600 Marine Drive and 3100 Marine Drive, starting Sunday, June 11. Please watch the video or view the minutes for details. 

Council also directed staff to engage with the residents on the 2500 block of Marine Drive before beginning work to install the bike lane on this section of the proposed alignment. Residents on the 2500 block of Marine Drive will receive direct notification by mail with more information in late January 2024. 
 

Background

By implementing these separated bike lanes, we aim to enhance road network safety for all users while supporting Council’s Strategic Objective(s) and our Official Community Plan. 

This project aligns with Council’s Strategic Objective to:

  • 4.0 Improve mobility and reduce congestion for people and goods. 
  • 4.3 Diversify, expand, and improve the safety and appeal of active transportation options. 

As part of Council’s approved Strategic Plan, 2021 – 2022, there is an action to implement dedicated cycling infrastructure. 

The Official Community Plan (OCP) Section 2.4 outlines a need to use existing [road] networks more efficiently and provide a range of safe and accessible transportation options within our community and across the region. The OCP seeks to enhance road network safety for all users. 

Section 2.4 regarding “Mobility and Circulation” supports policies that encourage walking, cycling, and accessible transportation options within our community and across the region.

For more information, please view the staff report, 2500 – 3100 Marine Drive Bike Lane, received by Council for information at their regular meeting on Monday, May 15, 2023. 

In addition to the bike lanes, the District will make pedestrian and transit stop safety and accessibility improvements on Marine Drive at 29th Street in fall 2023, and implement safety upgrades to the Marine Drive and 31st Street intersection in 2024. The bike lanes and other roadway improvements will improve overall road safety for all users and provide a vital cycling connection to the western part of our community.

Timeline

To reduce traffic impacts, work will take place overnight and take approximately three to four evenings to complete.

No parking signage will be installed in advance, and come into effect starting Sunday, June 11.

  • Pavement grinding and preparation will take place on Sunday, June 11 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Monday, June 12.
  • Bike lane markings will be installed on Monday, June 12 from 7 p.m. to Tuesday, June 13 at 6 a.m.
  • Additional lane and intersection crossing markings will be installed on Tuesday, June 13 from 7 p.m. to Wednesday, June 14 at 6 a.m.
  • Site clean-up will take place on Wednesday, June 14 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 15

The construction timeline is subject to change dependent upon weather and contractor availability.