District of North Vancouver has reopened the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge. The bridge had been closed since November 19 as crews worked on the bridge decking and structure for maintenance.
During the construction period, the suspension bridge was fully closed, although a pedestrian detour to the Pipeline Bridge and Twin Falls Bridge was put in place.
Last year, the District of North Vancouver (DNV) council also voted to amend its traffic bylaw to better manage parking and traffic in the Lynn Canyon Park area.
The amendment prohibits large buses (larger than seating capacity of 24 passenger) from stopping or parking within the area bounded by Lynn Valley Road, Ross Road, and Lynn Canyon Park without a DNV permit. This area includes both sides of the Lynn Valley Road and Ross Road east of Mountain Highway.
Every year, nearly one million people visit the Lynn Canyon Park, and visitor counts to the park can peak at upwards of about 2,500 vehicles during peak times.
DNV is also working on creating 11 new parking spaces in the park. Four accessible parking spots will be added in the upper lot near the Ecology Centre besides seven regular parking spots.