Time to take your bike for a ride on the Central Valley Greenway – Metro Vancouver’s transit authority TransLink is investing almost $8 million into Burnaby and New Westminster’s transit infrastructure.
It comes as part of a $130-million package funding municipal infrastructure as part of TransLink’s municipal funding program as laid out by its 2022 investment plan.
With seven projects in each municipality, Burnaby will get over $6.54 million for its transit network and New West will see $1.36 million.
“TransLink is committed to ensuring transportation throughout the region is as convenient and seamless as possible, regardless of how you primarily travel. Investing in cycling paths, walkways, and bus speed upgrades is just one of the ways we help to combat climate change by encouraging green transportation throughout Metro Vancouver,” TransLink CEO Kevin Quinn said in a media release.
Transit projects in Burnaby
- BC Parkway Pedestrian and Cyclist Lighting ($2,400,000) - Provide lighting along BC Parkway from Patterson Station to Edmonds Station.
- Edmonds Town Centre Bikeway Network ($790,900) - Provide 15 kilometres of cycling network within the Edmonds Town Centre.
- Government Road and Brighton Avenue Signal ($500,224) - Install a full signal at Government Road / Brighton Avenue.
- Lakefield Drive / 4th Street Cycling Facility ($2,000,000) - Provide cycling network on the 4th Street/Lakefield Drive corridor between Burris Street and 19th Avenue.
- Production Way and Thunderbird Crescent Signal ($431,624) - Convert pedestrian signal at Production Way / Thunderbird Crescent to a full signal.
- Sperling and Duthie Traffic Calming ($378,000) - Provide curb, signal, crosswalk modifications on Sperling Avenue and Duthie Avenue from Broadway to Hastings Street.
- Westbound Bus Approach Lane at Oakland Street and Royal Oak Avenue ($43,680) - Convert westbound general-purpose lane to bus lane at Oakland Street / Royal Oak Avenue.
Burnaby is also involved in the 49th Avenue – EB at Boundary Road project ($132,000) in Vancouver, which will upgrade the bus-priority lane signage to overhead signs on the EB approach from Arlington to Boundary Road, as well as upgrades to the Central Valley Greenway in New West (below).
Transit projects in New Westminster
- 9th Avenue (20th St-23rd St) & 21st Street (London - 9th Ave) Sidewalk and Lighting ($100,000) - Construct 2 m sidewalk on 9th Avenue from 20th Street to 21st Street and on 21st Street from London Street to 9th Avenue.
- Boyd Street Multi-Use Path ($35,000) - Replace shoulder bike lanes with 4 metre multi-use path on Boyd Street from Howes Street to Queensborough Bridge pedestrian crossing.
- Central Valley Greenway Upgrade (Hume Park to Brunette-Fraser Greenway) ($159,000) - Construct four-lane road design with separated multi-use path on E. Columbia St from Hume Park to the Central Valley Greenway within the City of Burnaby.
- Grimston Park Multi-use Path ($15,000) - Construct MUP at Grimston Park between Stewardson Way overpass and city laneway to the north.
- McBride Boulevard at Sangster Place Pedestrian Crossing ($164,000) - Install pedestrian signal at McBride Boulevard / Sangster Place.
- Moody Park Multi-use Path & 9th Street Bikeway ($261,000) - Provide bikeway on Ninth Street from Queens Avenue to Seventh Avenue and MUP across Moody Park from Ninth Street to Seventh Avenue / Tenth Street.
- Rotary Crosstown Greenway - Seventh Avenue (Fifth Street to Eighth Street) ($630,000) - Provide improvements to Rotary Crosstown Greenway