District of North Vancouver is seeking public input on cycling in the district.
“We want to know more about how you move around the district now, how you would like to in the future, the types of bike lanes you prefer, and how we can make cycling feel safer,” the district says.
“Additionally, we want to understand how you think bike lanes should be built in the district.”
District has launched a survey which will help enable a safe and efficient cycling network for people of all ages and abilities across the district, district says.
The survey takes about seven minutes to complete.
The survey’s findings will also help create a North Shore wide cycling network as DNV works with both CNV and West Van to connect biking routes.
DNV’s Transport Plan also identifies an expanded and improved cycling network that connects town and village centres, bridges, and other key destinations with safe cycling routes.
DNV has outlined some of the key bike routes that will be a priority for the council, with plans to finalise them by 2030.
The first among those is Lynn Valley to Lynn Creek, for which there are two routes proposed, either through the City of North Vancouver or along Mountain Highway.
Lynn Valley to Edgemont Village is another priority route.
This route will consist of a combination of arterial roads and neighbourhood bikeways, some potentially within the City of North Vancouver.
Edgemont Village to Lions Gate Village route will use arterial roads (Ridgewood, Capilano), and DNV will work with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) in the longer term to provide a separated lane under Highway 1.
Lions Gate Village to City of North Vancouver border is another bike priority route.
The route is already in place, but will be brought up to standard, which involves adding such elements as 30k speed limit signs, way finding signs, and road markings.
Lynn Creek to Maplewood, Maplewood to Deep Cove, and Lynn Valley to destinations such as Lynn Headwaters, Lynn Canyon, and Lower Seymour Conservation Area are also other priority routes.
DNV is also working on providing cycling links to Lions Gate and Second Narrows bridges.
“By reducing the number of trips made by car, we can mitigate the impacts of climate change caused by carbon emissions, help lessen traffic congestion, and nurture healthier, safer communities,” DNV says.