10th Avenue near VGH to be redesigned
This fall, 10th Avenue will look a whole lot different. Vancouver City Council voted 8-2 to pass a new street plan that will reduce congestion and make the streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers.
VCH’s role in the consultation
VCH was actively involved in the consultation process with the City and other stakeholders to ensure the needs of our staff and patients were recognized and considered in the final plan.
Key issues for the re-design
- Maintain safe and convenient pedestrian access to hospital and health services
- Improve safety for pedestrians
- Provide parking near health services
- Plan for future hospital uses
- Improve cycling routes
- Minimize impacts to street trees
The changes we will see
When construction begins in the fall, a bike corridor will be added on each side of 10th Avenue between Cambie and Oak streets. Along with the dedicated lanes, there will be changes to parking that will place greater emphasis on visitors to VGH, the Eye Care Centre and other VCH locations. Cars and emergency vehicles will continue to have access along the avenue.
There will be dedicated disability parking and patient drop off zones, as well as special visual elements outside the VGH emergency department so cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers will know they are in a unique health precinct.
You can read more information about the upcoming changes at the City of Vancouver’s 10th Avenue Corridor Project site.