East McLoughlin Boulevard Safety Improvement Project

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Vancouver City Council has identified East McLoughlin Boulevard between Reserve Street and Brandt Road as a priority corridor for safety improvements for all users in the City’s Strategic Plan and its Complete Streets Policy.

In summer 2019, the City made the following improvements on East McLoughlin Boulevard between Reserve Street and Brandt Road in central Vancouver:


Added buffered bike lanes to McLoughlin Boulevard between Reserve Street and Grand Boulevard

Refreshed the painted bicycle “sharrows” on McLoughlin Boulevard between Grand Boulevard and Brandt Road

Added speed cushions (similar to speed bumps) to McLoughlin Boulevard between Reserve Street and Brandt Road

Added two enhanced pedestrian crossings to McLoughlin Boulevard at 32nd Avenue and 13th Street, with flashing lights that are activated when you push a button to cross the street


These improvements are intended to reduce speeding and collisions on McLoughlin Boulevard and to make the street safer and feel more comfortable for people who bike, walk, and take C-TRAN. They were developed thanks to community feedback received in 2018.

The speed cushions and enhanced pedestrian crossings are permanent additions. The buffered bike lanes and bicycle sharrows are part of a pilot project that the City will be evaluating through summer 2020 to determine whether the pilot project has been effective. Based on the results of this evaluation, the City will then decide whether the protected bike lanes and sharrows should remain the same, change, or be removed.

This evaluation will include traffic counts for people walking, biking, and driving; parking use studies; and feedback from people living and traveling in the area.

The City will also coordinate with community stakeholders such as the Washington State School for the Blind, neighborhood associations, C-TRAN, the post office, and others to better understand their experience with the pilot project.

Please use the public engagement tools below to provide feedback to the City on pilot project improvements (the buffered bike lanes and bicycle sharrows).

You can learn more about the project background and sign up to receive email updates on the project website.


Vancouver City Council has identified East McLoughlin Boulevard between Reserve Street and Brandt Road as a priority corridor for safety improvements for all users in the City’s Strategic Plan and its Complete Streets Policy.

In summer 2019, the City made the following improvements on East McLoughlin Boulevard between Reserve Street and Brandt Road in central Vancouver:


Added buffered bike lanes to McLoughlin Boulevard between Reserve Street and Grand Boulevard

Refreshed the painted bicycle “sharrows” on McLoughlin Boulevard between Grand Boulevard and Brandt Road

Added speed cushions (similar to speed bumps) to McLoughlin Boulevard between Reserve Street and Brandt Road

Added two enhanced pedestrian crossings to McLoughlin Boulevard at 32nd Avenue and 13th Street, with flashing lights that are activated when you push a button to cross the street


These improvements are intended to reduce speeding and collisions on McLoughlin Boulevard and to make the street safer and feel more comfortable for people who bike, walk, and take C-TRAN. They were developed thanks to community feedback received in 2018.

The speed cushions and enhanced pedestrian crossings are permanent additions. The buffered bike lanes and bicycle sharrows are part of a pilot project that the City will be evaluating through summer 2020 to determine whether the pilot project has been effective. Based on the results of this evaluation, the City will then decide whether the protected bike lanes and sharrows should remain the same, change, or be removed.

This evaluation will include traffic counts for people walking, biking, and driving; parking use studies; and feedback from people living and traveling in the area.

The City will also coordinate with community stakeholders such as the Washington State School for the Blind, neighborhood associations, C-TRAN, the post office, and others to better understand their experience with the pilot project.

Please use the public engagement tools below to provide feedback to the City on pilot project improvements (the buffered bike lanes and bicycle sharrows).

You can learn more about the project background and sign up to receive email updates on the project website.


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