Our network of roads, sidewalks and bridges transport thousands of people and tons of goods every day. Expanding sidewalks and bike lanes means safer routes for pedestrians and cyclists.
Knowing the applicable bylaws are your responsibility. The Boulevard Bylaw allows residents to plant on boulevards, but it also makes boulevard care the responsibility of the adjacent property owner, even if it was already there when you moved in.
Vehicles should not be left idling for more than five minutes in a 60 minute period, except vehicles undergoing repairs at a service garage, emergency vehicles, or if operation of the vehicle is necessary to power equipment.
Longboarding is not permitted in West Vancouver. Despite some residents’ interest in longboarding and the popularity of West Vancouver’s geography for this activity, it is illegal here.
Trucks, trailers and truck tractor/ tractor-trailer combinations in excess of 11,800 kg GVW are prohibited from travelling downhill on most streets below the Upper Levels Highway and certain other streets.
Every year, the District looks at implementing pedestrian safety measures including installing pedestrian-activated rectangular rapid-flashing beacons (RRFBs) at crosswalks. However, the District receives more requests than we can provide in a year due to budget constraints. All the requests are ranked, and the District works towards installing one or two RRFBs per year on a priority basis. The evaluation process for the current year RRFBs is usually done in the late spring and installation is scheduled before school starts in September.
The District of West Vancouver is an old community and there are many roadways and portions of roadways without sidewalks. Unfortunately, every year the District receives more requests for sidewalk segments than we have the resources to implement.
For a fair and balanced approach, the District ranks the sidewalks recommended in the West Vancouver Pedestrian Network Study and sidewalks requested by residents, along with opportunities to update sidewalk with other capital works programming. The goal, pending budget, is to construct several priority segments each year. In general, the priority is on roadways without any sidewalks or near school and parks. The sidewalk segments to be built in the following year will be selected in the fall.