The City of Richmond is planning to make several updates to its active transportation network this year.
The proposed initiatives, which were discussed at city council’s public works and transportation committee earlier this week, include new or upgraded cycling facilities.
In one of the projects, the city will be adding protected bike lanes between the Bridgeport Canada Line Station and the new Odlin Road Neighbourhood Bike Route, with the route running north/south along Sexsmith and Brown roads and east/west along Cambie.
Another project includes adding delineators between the bike and vehicle lanes along Garden City Road between Granville Avenue and Sea Island Way.
The city is also planning to reconstruct an off-street multi-use pathway on the west side of Garden City Road between Francis and Williams roads.
The city is also planning to make “spot improvements” to its active transportation network this year, which could include improved pavement markings and additional signage, according to a staff report, and review other city or external agency projects that could impact existing or incorporate new active transportation infrastructure as part of the overall project.
Finally, the city will continue to monitor and provide feedback on Richmond's e-scooter and e-bike pilot program, particularly how the project provide input and feedback on the City's pilot project and how it impacts existing cycling infrastructure and users.
The planned 2022 initiatives will go to city council for final approval on Monday.