The District of North Vancouver has automated signal timings at several intersections in Lynn Valley, Mount Seymour, on Marine Drive and other areas of the district to reduce the need for touching surfaces.
The changes were made as part of a COVID-19 response outlines in a recent district workshop.
The pedestrian pushbuttons were automated at the following locations: Lynn Valley Rd @ Mountain Hwy, Lynn Valley Rd @ Ross Rd, Mt Seymour Pkwy@ Mt Seymour Rd/Roche Point Dr , Marine Dr@ Lloyd Ave, Marine Dr @ Pemberton Ave , Marine Dr @ Bridgeman Ave, and Marine Dr @ Philip Ave.
The automation of pedestrian pushbuttons was among several steps the district took as part of a COVID-19 response.
The steps were outlined in a council workshop report on February 1.
The COVID-19 supplement papers were prepared by Urban Systems , and detail how COVID-19 affected economy, housing, transportation, etc.
The report recommends that district move aggressively on mode shares for walking, cycling, and transit, and aim to reduce vehicle traffic.
“Shifts in travel behaviour during the COVID-19 Pandemic have shown underlying demand for cycling and walking and created an opportunity to accelerate progress towards these targets,” the report says.
The report also calls upon the district to implement an electric bike share program, and explore how it can enable people to work from home full- or part-time.
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