Pedestrian Network Study
The District began a Pedestrian Network Study in 2014 by asking residents to let us know about their experience with walking conditions in West Vancouver. The information collected helped staff identify our community's walking network and determine where improvements are needed.
what will be done with the finalized study?
The Pedestrian Network Study is reviewing streets that will be part of the pedestrian network, which will be upgraded in the future to improve walkability and safety. A street on the network won’t necessarily have a sidewalk constructed on it, since factors such as traffic volumes, pedestrian volumes, proximity to schools, etc. will be taken into consideration. Changes could mean trimming of overgrowth, adding a gravel pathway, improving lighting, and other safety improvements that don’t include sidewalk construction.
Future planning work will determine budget amounts for pedestrian improvements in specific corridors, and at that stage, the District will begin to review options for your street. At this stage, we are only looking at which streets will be included as part of the network.
An online survey was available for public feedback and closed on January 31, 2017. We look forward to sharing the feedback with you.
If you couldn't make it to one of the open houses held this past fall, review the material from the open house below.
The District's Pedestrian Network Study will help us to better understand current walking conditions, gather community insight on areas for improvement, and explore opportunities for enhancing the current walking environment. When complete, the study will provide a framework for expanding and improving pedestrian routes to facilitate safe, efficient, and comfortable places to walk for recreation and as a form of transportation.
The project launched in the late fall of 2014. In 2016, we will share the draft pedestrian network map and priorities and collect feedback from the community.
Phase 1: Fall 2014. Review of relevant background information and data.
Phase 2: Winter 2014-15. Inventory and assessment. Review the existing pedestrian network and collect input from the community on opportunities and challenges in the walking environment. Public participation opportunities will include workshop sessions, face-to-face discussions and a survey.
Phase 3: Summer 2015 to Winter 2016. Draft recommendations and develop realistic strategies for implementing them, based on the findings from Phase 2.
We are Here > Phase 4: Fall 2016. Collect feedback from the community on the draft pedestrian network map and priorities. Finalize the Pedestrian Network Study report and present the recommendations to the community and Council.