Mobility & Accessibility Projects FAQ
Q1: How are decisions made and locations chosen?
Capital Improvements can be identified for active transportation upgrades, pavement renewal, water distribution system replacement, stormwater management upgrades, street-lighting upgrades, and accessibly improvements.
As part of the decision-making process decisions are made based on three components:
- Technical Requirements - what infrastructure best meets the area's needs, where it can fit, and what impacts it will have to the immediate and surrounding area
- City Policies - how City initiatives and activities are implemented
- Public Input - local knowledge of the community
Q2: What kind of accessibility features will the designed and constructed for more vulnerable road users?
- Tactile warning surface indicators at all crosswalks and bus stops to aid the visually impaired.
- Curb ramps and raised crossings may be incorporated to provide a safer and more consistent surface for wheel chairs and other wheeled modes.
- Guardian wave technology may be installed at intersections.
Q3: What safety features can the designs include?
- A lot of the safety improvements incorporated into these projects are from the Provincial Government’s BC Community Road Safety Toolkit, created in the hopes of working towards Vision Zero in communities throughout the province.
- Pedestrian & Cycling Safety Improvements may included:
Q4: When will these improvements be built?
- Once projects are identified, the process of surveying, designing, and tendering takes 1-2 years.
- The 2020 Pedestrian Mobility & Accessibility Improvement Designs were constructed in 2021.
- The 2021 Pedestrian Mobility & Accessibility Improvement Designs will be constructed in 2022.
- The 2022 Pedestrian Mobility & Accessibility Improvement Designs will likely be constructed in 2023/2024.