East McLoughlin Boulevard Safety Improvement Project

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Project Updates

The City is working to understand people's experience with the McLoughlin Area Safety Improvement Project by evaluating the project through summer 2021. We want to hear from you! Here are several ways you can share your thoughts and learn more about the project evaluation:

  • Take the survey
  • Comment on the feedback map using the Places tool below
  • Attend a virtual question & answer (Q&A) session. The project team will host live, virtual Q&A sessions for the project where you can learn more about the evaluation and ask questions. More information on the Q&A sessions is available in the Key Dates section of this web page. To register to attend a session, email mcloughlinsafety@cityofvancouver.us with your name, and please let us know if you need any accommodations. A recording from the Q&A sessions will be available.

Project Background

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

Preserved existing sharrows, or shared lane bicycle markings, 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 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.

Project Updates

The City is working to understand people's experience with the McLoughlin Area Safety Improvement Project by evaluating the project through summer 2021. We want to hear from you! Here are several ways you can share your thoughts and learn more about the project evaluation:

  • Take the survey
  • Comment on the feedback map using the Places tool below
  • Attend a virtual question & answer (Q&A) session. The project team will host live, virtual Q&A sessions for the project where you can learn more about the evaluation and ask questions. More information on the Q&A sessions is available in the Key Dates section of this web page. To register to attend a session, email mcloughlinsafety@cityofvancouver.us with your name, and please let us know if you need any accommodations. A recording from the Q&A sessions will be available.

Project Background

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

Preserved existing sharrows, or shared lane bicycle markings, 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 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.

  • You can use this form to submit a comment/question to the project team. Please provide your contact information if you would like a response.

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