Recommended Designs Details

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We heard your priorities and preferences for upgrades to the Rotary Crosstown Greenway, and a new cycling connection to New Westminster Secondary School (NWSS), during the first round of engagement last fall.

The project team has now developed the recommended designs using what was heard from public and stakeholder engagement in the fall of 2021, along with a comprehensive technical analysis.


Rotary Crosstown Greenway

The greenway upgrades project is designed to improve safety, comfort, and accessibility on the section of the existing Rotary Crosstown Greenway along Seventh Avenue between Eighth Street and Fifth Street. These upgrades will replace the interim bike lanes installed on Seventh Avenue in 2017.


Map highlighting the existing Rotary Crosstown Greenway, further emphasizing the section of the Rotary Crosstown Greenway between Eighth Street and Fifth Street where upgrades will be implemented.

A street with two-way vehicle traffic on it and parking on the right-hand side of the street. To the right of the parked cars is a curb, strip of grass with trees planted on it, one-way bike lane with pavement markings on it and cyclists depicted cycling on it. To the right of the bicycle lane is a sidewalk which is at the same level as the bicycle path. There are people walking and rolling in a wheel chair on it. To the left of the road there is a one-way bicycle lane that is at the same grade as the road. There are striped pavement markings between the bicycle path and the roadway as well as on the path depicting bicycles. To the left of the bicycle lane is a curb. Raised above the curb is a narrow strip of grass (no trees on it) and to the left of the grass is a sidewalk with people walking on it

The recommended design is based on option 2 from the first round of engagement, which involves providing one-way protected bicycle lanes on each side of the street that are physically separated from vehicle traffic. The recommended design includes the following key design features:

A. A reconstructed sidewalk along the south side of Seventh Avenue to improve walking and accessibility
B. Wider and realigned protected bicycle lanes with physical protection from vehicles that avoid the jogs in the current bicycle lanes due to the existing utility poles
C. Safety improvements at driveways along the corridor, including green conflict-zone markings, continuous raised sidewalk and bicycle lane across driveways on the south side of Seventh Avenue, and curb extensions on the south side to improve visibility
D. Landscaping and seating at several locations on this section of the greenway
E. Intersection improvements on Seventh Avenue at Fifth Street, Sixth Street and Eighth
F. On-street parking maintained along the south side of Seventh Avenue (parking removed on north side)
G. Two loading zones maintained on the north side of Seventh Avenue
H. Mid-Block Crosswalk on Seventh Avenue with raised crossing to provide safe crossing opportunity

Graphic of Full Recommended Design

This graphic shows a section of the Rotary Crosstown Greenway design on Seventh Avenue from Eighth Street and Fifth Street. It lists the 8 design features as described above and shows where they are located on the map. The reconstructed sidewalk is shown on the design along the south side of Seventh Avenue from Eighth Street to Fifth Street. The Wider and realigned protected bicycle lanes are shown on the design on either side of the road from Seventh Avenue from Eighth Street to Fifth Street. The safety improvements at driveways are shown on the design at two example locations on the South side of Seventh Avenue - one between Eighth Street and Sixth Street and one between Seventh Street and Sixth Street. The landscaping and seating are shown on the design at three example locations all on the south side of Seventh Avenue, one immediately to the east of Eighth Street one mid-block between Eighth Street and Sixth Street and one mid-block between Sixth Street and Fifth Street. Three intersections on Seventh Avenue, at Eighth, Sixth and Fifth are highlighted on the design as areas for improvements. On-street parking is shown on the design along the south side of Seventh Avenue between Eighth Street and Fifth Street. Two loading zones are shown on the design on the north side of Seventh Avenue both between Eighth Street and Sixth Street. A raised crosswalk is shown on the design mid-block on Seventh Avenue between Eighth Street and Seventh Avenue.

Graphics of Recommended Design Enlarged Section by Section

This graphic shows a section of the Rotary Crosstown Greenway design on Seventh Avenue Immediately East of Eighth Street. It shows 7 of the design features and where they are located on the map. The reconstructed sidewalk is shown on the design along the south side of Seventh Avenue on this section of the map. The Wider and realigned protected bicycle lanes are shown on the design on either side of the road on this section of the map. One safety improvement at a driveway is shown on the design on the South side of Seventh Avenue - mid-block between Eighth Street and Sixth Street. The landscaping and seating are shown on one location on the design on the south side of Seventh Avenue, immediately to the east of Eighth Street. The intersection on Seventh Avenue at Eighth is highlighted on the design as area for improvements. On-street parking is shown on the design along the south side of Seventh Avenue on this section. One loading zones is shown on the design on the north side of Seventh Avenue between Eighth Street and Sixth Street.

This graphic shows a section of the recommended Rotary Crosstown Greenway design on Seventh Avenue mid-block between Eighth Street and Sixth Street. It shows 7 of the design features and where they are located on the map. The reconstructed sidewalk is shown on the design along the south side of Seventh Avenue on this section of the map. The wider and realigned protected bicycle lanes are shown on the design on either side of the road on this section of the map. One safety improvement at a driveway is shown on the design on the South side of Seventh Avenue - mid-block between Eighth Street and Sixth Street. The landscaping and seating are shown on one location on the design on the south side of Seventh Avenue mid-block between Eighth and Sixth Street. On-street parking is shown on the design along the south side of Seventh Avenue on this section. One loading zones is shown on the design on the north side of Seventh Avenue between Eighth Street and Sixth Street. The mid-block crosswalk on Seventh Avenue between Eighth Street and Sixth Street is shown on the map.

This graphic shows a section of the recommended Rotary Crosstown Greenway design on Seventh Avenue immediately west of Sixth Street and between Sixth Street and Fifth Street. It shows 6 of the design features and where they are located on the map. The reconstructed sidewalk is shown on the design along the south side of Seventh Avenue on this section of the map. The wider and realigned protected bicycle lanes are shown on the design on either side of the road on this section of the map. One safety improvement at a driveway is shown on the design on the South side of Seventh Avenue - mid-block between Sixth Street and Fifth Street. The landscaping and seating are shown on one location on the design on the south side of Seventh Avenue mid-block between Sixth Street and Fifth Street. The intersections at Sixth Street and Seventh Avenue and Fifth Street and Seventh Avenue are highlighted as intersections that will see improvements. On-street parking is shown on the design along the south side of Seventh Avenue on this section.


New Westminster Secondary School Cycling Connector

The New Westminster Secondary School (NWSS) Cycling Connector project will link Seventh Avenue to the east entrance of the new school on Sixth Street, enabling students, staff, and visitors to conveniently and safely cycle, wheel or walk to the school from the east and the south.

The recommended design is based on a route along Sixth Street, with on-street protected bicycle lanes. This connection will be constructed primarily with lower cost, durable, and flexible materials.


This map shows the recommended route for the New Westminster Secondary School Cycling Connector on Sixth Street from Seventh Avenue to the east corner of the New Westminster Secondary School

This image depicts a skateboarder and cyclists using a cycling lane that is protected by a concrete barrier and well marked with green and white markings. Each side of the street depicts a one way protected lane. Pedestrians are walking next to the protected lanes, and are separated from the lanes through greenery or a concrete curb.

Key features of the design include:

A. Protected bicycle lanes with physical protection from vehicles using low-cost, durable, and adjustable materials
B. New bus stop designs to provide a safe waiting area for transit users
C. Addition of new curb extension and crosswalk at Hamilton Street and Sixth Street
D. Intersection improvements on Sixth Street at Eighth Avenue and at Seventh Avenue
E. Removal of the bus stop on Sixth Street approximately 15 meters north of Seventh Avenue

Graphic of Full Recommended Design

This graphic shows the full recommended route for New Westminster Secondary School Cycling Connector, along Sixth Street from Seventh Avenue to the east entrance of the New Westminster Secondary School. It lists the 5 design features as described above and shows where they are located on the map. The protected bicycle lanes are shown on the design on either side of the road throughout the entire area. New bus stop designs are indicated on the map mid-block on Sixth Street above Eighth Avenue on the east side, and mid-block between Eighth Avenue and Hamilton Street on the west side. A new curb extension and crosswalk is show on Sixth Street at Hamilton Street. Two intersections on Sixth Street, at Eighth Avenue and Seventh Avenue are highlighted on the design as areas for improvements. It shows a Removal of the bus stop on Sixth Street approximately 15 meters north of Seventh Avenue.

Graphics of Recommended Design Enlarged Version Section by Section

This graphic shows a section of the NWSS Cycling Connector design on Sixth Street North of Eighth Street o the New Westminster Secondary School east entrance It shows 2 of the design features and where they are located on the map, including: The protected bicycle lanes are shown on the design on either side of the road throughout the entire area. A location where there will be a new bus stop design is indicated on the map mid-block on Sixth Street above Eighth Avenue on the east side

his graphic shows a section of the NWSS Cycling Connector design on Sixth Street from North of Eighth Street to South of Hamilton Street. It shows 4 of the design features and where they are located on the map, including: The protected bicycle lanes are shown on the design on either side of the road throughout the entire area. A location where there will be a new bus stop design is indicated on the map mid-block on Sixth Street above Hamilton Street on the west side. A new curb extension and crosswalk is show on Sixth Street at Hamilton Street. One intersection on Sixth Street, at Eighth Avenue is highlighted on the design as areas for improvements.

This graphic shows a section of the NWSS Cycling Connector design on South of Hamilton Street and Eighth Avenue to South of Seventh Avenue. It shows 4 of the design features and where they are located on the map, including: The protected bicycle lanes are shown on the design on either side of the road throughout the entire area. One intersection on Sixth Street, at Eighth Avenue is highlighted on the design as areas for improvements. It shows a Removal of the bus stop on Sixth Street approximately 15 meters north of Seventh Avenue.


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