Each year the City of Nanaimo (City) undertakes capital improvement projects driven by growth, development, asset management, and other priority-based frameworks. As part of the City’s strategic planning process the 5-year Capital Plan identifies these projects and where possible combines those of similar scope and proximity to achieve economy of scale and a comprehensive product. There are several infrastructure improvements scheduled for construction within the Metral Drive corridor in 2020. As a result, these projects have been combined to create a comprehensive project that helps achieve the City’s goal to create and build a more sustainable, multi-model network that accommodates and moves people - not only motorists.
*Conceptual Rendering for Discussion & Consultation Purposes.
The Metral Drive Corridor Plan aims to increase the safety and comfort for people who walk, bike, take transit, and drive while ensuring that utility upgrades within the project area are completed with the proposed surface improvements. The complete street concept will provide a comprehensive design that:
Ensures comfortable and effective mobility for people of all ages and abilities.
Improves safety, especially for those walking, cycling, or taking transit.
Enhances public amenities in the corridor, makes the streetscape more inviting, and provides connection to other trails.
Understanding that not all streets can accommodate all modes in the same way, it is time for you to provide feedback by evaluating trade-offs and preferences.
Interested in learning more and wanting to chat in person? Everyone is busy and finding time is not always possible. So, we want to come to you! The City will be setting up a couple of informal opportunities at malls and/or community centers, with the intent of reaching a variety of Nanaimo residents. Check the website often for updates on times and exact table locations or bump into us spontaneously and let us know what you think.
||Dates & Times
March 23, 2019
If you have any comments or questions on the proposed improvements or public consultation, please contact us at 250-754-4251 or email EngineeringInfo@nanaimo.ca