112th Avenue Safety & Mobility Project

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The 112th Avenue Safety and Mobility Project will study opportunities to make travel safer and more comfortable between SE McGillivray Blvd and NE 51st Street, in coordination with upcoming pavement work scheduled for 2025 and 2026.

The 3.3-mile project corridor is an important north-south connector to several neighborhoods, businesses, schools and other community destinations. The project will look at addressing safety issues and the traveling experience for people who walk, bike, drive, take transit, or use a mobility device along the corridor.

Project Engagement – Phase 1

The first phase of engagement for the 112th Safety and Mobility Project recently wrapped up. During the summer and fall of 2023, the project team engaged the community with a focus on residents and businesses along and near the 112th Ave project area corridor. The project team shared information about the project and gathered input on existing conditions and corridor needs/challenges. During this first outreach phase, the project team reached more than 23,000 community members through a variety of digital and in-person engagement methods.

During phase 1 engagement, the project team:

  • Received 564 survey responses.
  • Had 1,500 project webpage views and 21,000 digital engagements (via BeHeard Project Webpage, Social Media and E-newsletters).
  • Held six different tabling sessions at numerous locations along and near the corridor (such as Fred Meyer and East Vancouver Farmers Market) with at least 145 one-on-one conversations.
  • Met with the Fircrest Neighborhood Association at their monthly meeting.
  • Presented to the Latino Student Union at Evergreen High School
  • Conducted in-person and phone canvassing with area businesses and residents, with 55 stakeholders reached via phone, and 140 businesses/apartment complexes visited in-person.

During engagement, the most consistent themes the project team heard were related to safety – with many people mentioning potholes, vehicle speeds, the inability to bike or roll and narrow travel lanes. These were common responses shared in both the survey and in-person discussions. The project team will share this feedback with the City’s Transportation and Mobility Commission, and consider it along with existing conditions data to identify potential corridor projects and design. The next phase of public engagement will seek community feedback on the projects and design proposal, which is scheduled to take place in late winter/early spring of 2024. To stay updated on engagement opportunities, please sign up for the project email list.

You can find more details on the Phase 1 engagement process in the Engagement Summary – Milestone 1 document under the Documents section at the bottom right-hand side of this page.

The Phase 1 survey has now closed. You can continue to share feedback with the project team by emailing vancouvermoves@cityofvancouver.us. Based on traffic analysis data and feedback heard from the community, the team is developing transportation design options, which we look forward to sharing next spring.

La encuesta comunitaria de la fase uno del proyecto ha cerrado. Puede seguir compartiendo sus comentarios con el equipo del proyecto, mandando un correo electrónico a vancouvermoves@cityofvancouver.us. Basándonos en la información del análisis de tráfico y comentarios de la comunidad, el equipo está desarrollando opciones de diseño de transporte del corredor, las cuales les mostraremos en la próxima primavera.


Опрос Фазы 1 уже завершен. Вы можете продолжать делиться отзывами с командой проекта, отправив электронное письмо на vancouvermoves@cityofvancouver.us  Основываясь на данных анализа трафика и отзывах сообщества, команда разрабатывает варианты проектирования транспорта, которыми мы с нетерпением ждем возможности поделиться следующей весной.

The project area extends from SE McGillivray Boulevard to NE 51st Street. 112th Avenue is a major north-south connection for the city east of Interstate 205. 112th Avenue is an important employment, business and residential corridor. Because of the different land and road uses throughout the 3.3-mile corridor, the strategies used to make the road safer for all users may vary in different areas of the road.

Segment 1 (southern segment):
SE McGillivray Boulevard to NE 28th Street/Burton Road
Paving: Summer 2025 from E Mill Plain Boulevard to NE 28th Street/Burton Road

Segment 2 (northern segment):
NE 28th Street/Burton Road to NE 51st Street
Paving: Summer 2026 from NE 28th Street/Burton Road to NE 51st Street

1: Analyzing Corridor Issues (2023)

The first phase of the project will identify and study current travel conditions on the corridor by:

  • Collecting traffic speed, traffic volumes, and crash data along the corridor
  • Collecting transit ridership data
  • Analyzing the safety and comfort of existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Identify gaps in the network
  • Analyzing traffic operations including average travel times and intersection delay during commute hours
  • Evaluating multi-modal access to key destinations along the corridor, including parks and schools
  • Engaging with key stakeholders and community members to understand how they use corridor today, and what barriers they encounter on the corridor.

2: Develop Options (2024)

The project team will use information gathered during the first phase of the study to:

  • Develop a set of options that would make it safer and more comfortable to travel on 112th Avenue
  • Develop goals and criteria that will be used to evaluate whether different design options meet identified problems, community goals and values
  • Evaluate the options using the framework to engage with key stakeholders and community members to gather feedback on the goals, and how the design options perform when evaluated through the framework.

3: Design Improvements (2024)

Informed by community feedback during the first two phases of the project, preferred design solutions will be selected. Following selection of the preferred solutions, the project team will:

  • Share the proposed designs with key stakeholders and the community to gather feedback and identify any additional improvements that may be needed to achieve the project goals
  • Prepare plans to be implemented with the pavement project, and long-term safety improvement projects to be implemented through capital projects in our Transportation Improvement Plan.

4: Implementation (2025 & 2026)

Include near-term design and striping elements for the corridor paving plan.

5: Long term Investments (2027 and beyond)

Future investment in long-term safety improvement projects.

City Council adopted a Complete Streets ordinance in 2017 that set the vision and intent for a Complete Streets Program. Complete Streets Projects like 112th Avenue will make up a safe, accessible street system that benefits all road users. Complete Streets Projects leverage local and regional, state and federal funding programs.

The goal for a Complete Streets Project is to look at how to improve safety, equity, and mobility for all road users. The 112th Avenue Project will look at ways to achieve these goals through design solutions along the corridor.

The project team will offer a variety of ways to get involved and provide input including:

  • Community Survey - phase 1 survey completed.
  • Open house event
  • Tabling at community events throughout the summer
  • Canvassing within the project area
  • Small group briefings

Sign up for Project Updates and Opportunities to get involved with the project. More details coming soon!

What is the purpose of this project?

The 112th Avenue Safety and Mobility Project is taking advantage of upcoming paving work to make additional improvements to the roadway to safely serve all users. The project team will study ways to improve safety and mobility between SE McGillivray Boulevard and NE 51st Street for all travelers including people walking, biking, rolling, using transit, using a mobility device, and driving.

Why are safety and mobility improvements needed on NE 112th Avenue?

NE 112th Ave is one of the busiest corridors in the city with over 40,000 vehicles moving through it each day. This corridor also has a history of collisions between vehicles and with vulnerable roadway users. Since 2014, four people walking and one person riding their bike have been killed along NE 112th Avenue. The City of Vancouver’s Local Road Safety Plan and the Complete Streets Program identify the NE 112th corridor as an area needing safety and accessibility improvements.

What are Complete Streets?

Complete Streets allow people to travel safely and comfortably regardless of age, ability, or chosen way to travel. This can look different for every street depending on land use, community needs, and the context of surrounding neighborhoods. Sometimes a Complete Corridor might use parallel streets to create a more comfortable experience. Your input will help shape what a Complete Street looks like for NE 112th Avenue. The City of Vancouver’s Complete Streets Policy guides transportation planning and improvements.

What are the benefits of Complete Streets?

Complete Streets can help improve your quality of life. You can access the places and services you need regardless of your abilities or economic status. You feel comfortable and safe navigating your neighborhood. Complete Streets reduce crashes and injuries, promote healthy living, and encourage sustainable development. Examples of Complete Streets in Vancouver include McLoughlin Boulevard, SE Tech Center Drive, and Columbia Street between Columbia Way and West 45th Street.

How will you determine what improvements are needed in the 112th corridor?

This project includes a robust community engagement program. In summer and fall 2023 we will ask you about the challenges, needs, opportunities and priorities for people who live, work, go to school, and travel along the 112th Avenue corridor. We will use your feedback and data collected to shape a range of potential transportation design options. In spring 2024, we will ask you your preferences about these design options. After hearing your feedback, we will develop a recommendation that will be presented to the City of Vancouver’s Transportation and Mobility Commission.

Community engagement activities will include surveys, small group briefings, tabling at community events, neighborhood canvassing, and an open house event. Visit beheardvancouver.org/112thaveproject to learn more about engagement opportunities and contact project staff.

Are you going to reduce the number of traffic lanes?

The feedback gathered throughout the course of this project will contribute to this decision, along with data about current and future use. Road striping design will be influenced by community input and traffic analysis to ensure the street meets the needs of current and future users, including people who drive.

Are you going to add bike lanes?

Currently, dedicated bike lanes do not exist throughout the 112th corridor besides small sections of striped bike lanes near the intersections of NE 18th Street and NE 28th Street. Bicyclists must share the road with vehicles. Public feedback and traffic analysis data will help determine if bicycle lanes are needed and, if so, the type of bike lanes preferred for this corridor.

Are you making any improvements to existing sidewalks? Are you adding new sidewalks?

The project will help identify needs along the corridor. While the initial paving project will address in-roadway improvements between the curbs, with community input, the project may identify locations for future sidewalk infill and upgrades.

Are you making updates or improvements to side streets?

At this time, improvements will largely focus on the NE 112th corridor, including intersections.

How will this project affect my business on NE 112th Avenue?

Improving safety and mobility for all modes of transportation benefits everyone, including businesses. Customers and employees can reach you in the way they prefer. Safe, connected pathways for people walking, biking, and using small mobility devices (like scooters) help reduce roadway demand so freight can move efficiently. Complete Streets help create healthy, equitable neighborhoods and attract development opportunities. We will work with individual property and business owners through this process to avoid property and access impacts to the greatest extent possible.

When is construction expected to begin? How long will construction last?

Road repaving and restriping work will start in 2025 and continue in 2026. Other long-term safety projects and other long-term mobility improvements identified will be implemented as funding allows.

What traffic impacts should we expect?

Information about traffic impacts will be available after a preferred design is selected and implementation plans are complete. The City of Vancouver is committed to keeping impacted community members informed and minimizing traffic impacts as much as possible.

How is this project being funded?

Pavement improvements and road striping will be funded through local dollars. Other mobility elements (i.e., crosswalks, median islands, etc.) may be funded through a mix of local, state, and federal funds.

The 112th Avenue Safety and Mobility Project will study opportunities to make travel safer and more comfortable between SE McGillivray Blvd and NE 51st Street, in coordination with upcoming pavement work scheduled for 2025 and 2026.

The 3.3-mile project corridor is an important north-south connector to several neighborhoods, businesses, schools and other community destinations. The project will look at addressing safety issues and the traveling experience for people who walk, bike, drive, take transit, or use a mobility device along the corridor.

Project Engagement – Phase 1

The first phase of engagement for the 112th Safety and Mobility Project recently wrapped up. During the summer and fall of 2023, the project team engaged the community with a focus on residents and businesses along and near the 112th Ave project area corridor. The project team shared information about the project and gathered input on existing conditions and corridor needs/challenges. During this first outreach phase, the project team reached more than 23,000 community members through a variety of digital and in-person engagement methods.

During phase 1 engagement, the project team:

  • Received 564 survey responses.
  • Had 1,500 project webpage views and 21,000 digital engagements (via BeHeard Project Webpage, Social Media and E-newsletters).
  • Held six different tabling sessions at numerous locations along and near the corridor (such as Fred Meyer and East Vancouver Farmers Market) with at least 145 one-on-one conversations.
  • Met with the Fircrest Neighborhood Association at their monthly meeting.
  • Presented to the Latino Student Union at Evergreen High School
  • Conducted in-person and phone canvassing with area businesses and residents, with 55 stakeholders reached via phone, and 140 businesses/apartment complexes visited in-person.

During engagement, the most consistent themes the project team heard were related to safety – with many people mentioning potholes, vehicle speeds, the inability to bike or roll and narrow travel lanes. These were common responses shared in both the survey and in-person discussions. The project team will share this feedback with the City’s Transportation and Mobility Commission, and consider it along with existing conditions data to identify potential corridor projects and design. The next phase of public engagement will seek community feedback on the projects and design proposal, which is scheduled to take place in late winter/early spring of 2024. To stay updated on engagement opportunities, please sign up for the project email list.

You can find more details on the Phase 1 engagement process in the Engagement Summary – Milestone 1 document under the Documents section at the bottom right-hand side of this page.

The Phase 1 survey has now closed. You can continue to share feedback with the project team by emailing vancouvermoves@cityofvancouver.us. Based on traffic analysis data and feedback heard from the community, the team is developing transportation design options, which we look forward to sharing next spring.

La encuesta comunitaria de la fase uno del proyecto ha cerrado. Puede seguir compartiendo sus comentarios con el equipo del proyecto, mandando un correo electrónico a vancouvermoves@cityofvancouver.us. Basándonos en la información del análisis de tráfico y comentarios de la comunidad, el equipo está desarrollando opciones de diseño de transporte del corredor, las cuales les mostraremos en la próxima primavera.


Опрос Фазы 1 уже завершен. Вы можете продолжать делиться отзывами с командой проекта, отправив электронное письмо на vancouvermoves@cityofvancouver.us  Основываясь на данных анализа трафика и отзывах сообщества, команда разрабатывает варианты проектирования транспорта, которыми мы с нетерпением ждем возможности поделиться следующей весной.

The project area extends from SE McGillivray Boulevard to NE 51st Street. 112th Avenue is a major north-south connection for the city east of Interstate 205. 112th Avenue is an important employment, business and residential corridor. Because of the different land and road uses throughout the 3.3-mile corridor, the strategies used to make the road safer for all users may vary in different areas of the road.

Segment 1 (southern segment):
SE McGillivray Boulevard to NE 28th Street/Burton Road
Paving: Summer 2025 from E Mill Plain Boulevard to NE 28th Street/Burton Road

Segment 2 (northern segment):
NE 28th Street/Burton Road to NE 51st Street
Paving: Summer 2026 from NE 28th Street/Burton Road to NE 51st Street

1: Analyzing Corridor Issues (2023)

The first phase of the project will identify and study current travel conditions on the corridor by:

  • Collecting traffic speed, traffic volumes, and crash data along the corridor
  • Collecting transit ridership data
  • Analyzing the safety and comfort of existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Identify gaps in the network
  • Analyzing traffic operations including average travel times and intersection delay during commute hours
  • Evaluating multi-modal access to key destinations along the corridor, including parks and schools
  • Engaging with key stakeholders and community members to understand how they use corridor today, and what barriers they encounter on the corridor.

2: Develop Options (2024)

The project team will use information gathered during the first phase of the study to:

  • Develop a set of options that would make it safer and more comfortable to travel on 112th Avenue
  • Develop goals and criteria that will be used to evaluate whether different design options meet identified problems, community goals and values
  • Evaluate the options using the framework to engage with key stakeholders and community members to gather feedback on the goals, and how the design options perform when evaluated through the framework.

3: Design Improvements (2024)

Informed by community feedback during the first two phases of the project, preferred design solutions will be selected. Following selection of the preferred solutions, the project team will:

  • Share the proposed designs with key stakeholders and the community to gather feedback and identify any additional improvements that may be needed to achieve the project goals
  • Prepare plans to be implemented with the pavement project, and long-term safety improvement projects to be implemented through capital projects in our Transportation Improvement Plan.

4: Implementation (2025 & 2026)

Include near-term design and striping elements for the corridor paving plan.

5: Long term Investments (2027 and beyond)

Future investment in long-term safety improvement projects.

City Council adopted a Complete Streets ordinance in 2017 that set the vision and intent for a Complete Streets Program. Complete Streets Projects like 112th Avenue will make up a safe, accessible street system that benefits all road users. Complete Streets Projects leverage local and regional, state and federal funding programs.

The goal for a Complete Streets Project is to look at how to improve safety, equity, and mobility for all road users. The 112th Avenue Project will look at ways to achieve these goals through design solutions along the corridor.

The project team will offer a variety of ways to get involved and provide input including:

  • Community Survey - phase 1 survey completed.
  • Open house event
  • Tabling at community events throughout the summer
  • Canvassing within the project area
  • Small group briefings

Sign up for Project Updates and Opportunities to get involved with the project. More details coming soon!

What is the purpose of this project?

The 112th Avenue Safety and Mobility Project is taking advantage of upcoming paving work to make additional improvements to the roadway to safely serve all users. The project team will study ways to improve safety and mobility between SE McGillivray Boulevard and NE 51st Street for all travelers including people walking, biking, rolling, using transit, using a mobility device, and driving.

Why are safety and mobility improvements needed on NE 112th Avenue?

NE 112th Ave is one of the busiest corridors in the city with over 40,000 vehicles moving through it each day. This corridor also has a history of collisions between vehicles and with vulnerable roadway users. Since 2014, four people walking and one person riding their bike have been killed along NE 112th Avenue. The City of Vancouver’s Local Road Safety Plan and the Complete Streets Program identify the NE 112th corridor as an area needing safety and accessibility improvements.

What are Complete Streets?

Complete Streets allow people to travel safely and comfortably regardless of age, ability, or chosen way to travel. This can look different for every street depending on land use, community needs, and the context of surrounding neighborhoods. Sometimes a Complete Corridor might use parallel streets to create a more comfortable experience. Your input will help shape what a Complete Street looks like for NE 112th Avenue. The City of Vancouver’s Complete Streets Policy guides transportation planning and improvements.

What are the benefits of Complete Streets?

Complete Streets can help improve your quality of life. You can access the places and services you need regardless of your abilities or economic status. You feel comfortable and safe navigating your neighborhood. Complete Streets reduce crashes and injuries, promote healthy living, and encourage sustainable development. Examples of Complete Streets in Vancouver include McLoughlin Boulevard, SE Tech Center Drive, and Columbia Street between Columbia Way and West 45th Street.

How will you determine what improvements are needed in the 112th corridor?

This project includes a robust community engagement program. In summer and fall 2023 we will ask you about the challenges, needs, opportunities and priorities for people who live, work, go to school, and travel along the 112th Avenue corridor. We will use your feedback and data collected to shape a range of potential transportation design options. In spring 2024, we will ask you your preferences about these design options. After hearing your feedback, we will develop a recommendation that will be presented to the City of Vancouver’s Transportation and Mobility Commission.

Community engagement activities will include surveys, small group briefings, tabling at community events, neighborhood canvassing, and an open house event. Visit beheardvancouver.org/112thaveproject to learn more about engagement opportunities and contact project staff.

Are you going to reduce the number of traffic lanes?

The feedback gathered throughout the course of this project will contribute to this decision, along with data about current and future use. Road striping design will be influenced by community input and traffic analysis to ensure the street meets the needs of current and future users, including people who drive.

Are you going to add bike lanes?

Currently, dedicated bike lanes do not exist throughout the 112th corridor besides small sections of striped bike lanes near the intersections of NE 18th Street and NE 28th Street. Bicyclists must share the road with vehicles. Public feedback and traffic analysis data will help determine if bicycle lanes are needed and, if so, the type of bike lanes preferred for this corridor.

Are you making any improvements to existing sidewalks? Are you adding new sidewalks?

The project will help identify needs along the corridor. While the initial paving project will address in-roadway improvements between the curbs, with community input, the project may identify locations for future sidewalk infill and upgrades.

Are you making updates or improvements to side streets?

At this time, improvements will largely focus on the NE 112th corridor, including intersections.

How will this project affect my business on NE 112th Avenue?

Improving safety and mobility for all modes of transportation benefits everyone, including businesses. Customers and employees can reach you in the way they prefer. Safe, connected pathways for people walking, biking, and using small mobility devices (like scooters) help reduce roadway demand so freight can move efficiently. Complete Streets help create healthy, equitable neighborhoods and attract development opportunities. We will work with individual property and business owners through this process to avoid property and access impacts to the greatest extent possible.

When is construction expected to begin? How long will construction last?

Road repaving and restriping work will start in 2025 and continue in 2026. Other long-term safety projects and other long-term mobility improvements identified will be implemented as funding allows.

What traffic impacts should we expect?

Information about traffic impacts will be available after a preferred design is selected and implementation plans are complete. The City of Vancouver is committed to keeping impacted community members informed and minimizing traffic impacts as much as possible.

How is this project being funded?

Pavement improvements and road striping will be funded through local dollars. Other mobility elements (i.e., crosswalks, median islands, etc.) may be funded through a mix of local, state, and federal funds.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    112th Avenue Survey - English

    How would you describe your experience travelling on NE 112th Avenue? What potential transportation improvements are most important to you?

    Share your feedback by taking the survey below. Your input will help shape transportation design options, which we look forward to sharing next spring.

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    Avenida 112 – Encuesta Comunitaria - Spanish

    ¿Cómo es su experiencia usando la avenida 112? ¿Qué tipos de mejoras de transporte son más importantes para usted? 

    Participe en una breve encuesta y comparta su opinión. Sus comentarios ayudaran a dar forma a las opciones de diseño de transporte del corredor, las cuales les mostraremos en la próxima primavera.

    Responda a la Encuesta Comunitaria.

    Проект Безопасность и мобильность на 112th Avenue - Russian

    Мы хотим лучше понять, как вы сегодня используете коридор NE 112th Avenue и какие потенциальные улучшения транспорта наиболее важны для вас. Мы воспользуемся вашими отзывами для формирования ряда предлагаемых вариантов проекта транспортной инфраструктуры и попросим вас высказать свои комментарии по этим проектам следующей весной.

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