Adding left turn lanes east and west bound at St George Street, reducing Forbes to one lane southbound from 3rd Street, and restricting left lanes at 1st and 2nd Streets are some ideas being put forth by CNV’s Esplanade Complete Street Project.
Over the last few months, CNV says it has developed a design to create a safer experience for pedestrians and cyclists, and creating street that feels vibrant and welcoming.
“Over the last few months, we’ve developed a design for Esplanade based on the project principles, community and stakeholder feedback and guidance from Council-approved policy, including Safe Mobility Strategy,” CNV says.
CNV has released a plan on how Esplanade will be reshaped. Here are some features of this plan:
Sidewalks extension at busy pedestrian intersections at Lonsdale Avenue.
Widened sidewalks on Esplanade for seating and patios.
Continuous protected space for pedestrian and cyclists travelling west from Esplanade to Forbes
Left turn from Forbes to 1st Street restricted 7 am to 7 pm to maintain traffic flow and reduce neighbourhood shortcutting.
Forbes southbound reduced to one lane to provide space for separate mobility lane and sidewalks.
Left turn from Forbes to 2nd Street restricted 7 am to 7 pm to maintain traffic flow and reduce neighborhood shortcutting.
Physical separation between mobility lanes and vehicle lanes
A new protected intersection design at Chesterfield
A more detailed project plan with descriptions can be seen here.