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1 Capilano Road Improvement Project WELCOME TO THE OPEN HOUSE

2 Capilano Road now... I have nowhere to walk. Riding is tricky too. Not a pleasant road to drive!

3 This project helps.... Water Main Storm Sewer Better Lighting Safer Road Fewer Conflicts Safer Travel Fewer Conflicts Safer Crossings No Sidewalk Obstructions Better transit Future bus route on Capilano Road Reduce the sharp curve, reducing collision risk and promoting more consistent travel speeds Add street lighting to improve visibility for all users Allow for a traffic signal at 21 st Street for better access and easier pedestrian crossings Reconstruct and widen sidewalks on the east side, and at key locations on west side Construct separate bicycle lanes on both to ensure safe travel for cyclists Replace a water main underneath Capilano Road Rehabilitate the pavement along the roadway Allows for future bus priority lane

4 Design Existing After Project five vehicle lanes no bike facilities transit, left turns share centre lane five wider vehicle lanes new bike lanes on both sides full sidewalk on east side sidewalk at key locations on west side southbound transit stays in centre lane space for ultimate design requires additional width south of Fullerton Avenue transit priority lane moves to curb left turn bays re-instated west sidewalk could be continued Ultimate Design Fullerton Avenue to Highway 1 North

5 Proposed Schedule To finalize the construction schedule DNV will: pick the timing that takes into account traffic disruption coordinate with other nearby construction projects wait until after 2010 Winter Olympics ensure environmental plan approval gain Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure approval

6 Project Design – South End

7 Project Design – North End Design of northern section subject to Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure approval Ramps for Highway 1 Ramps for Highway 1

8 Ultimate Design – South End North Vancouver Hotel Transit priority lane provided alongside curb.

9 Ultimate Design – North End Ramps for Highway 1 Ramps for Highway 1 Design of northern section subject to Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure approval

10 Environmental Protection PROJECT TO DO LIST No impact to fish in the Capilano River Replace trees removed at 3:1 ratio Remove existing invasive plant species Maintain or enhance quality of the stormwater run-off Minimize changes to adjacent parks PROJECT TO DO LIST No impact to fish in the Capilano River Replace trees removed at 3:1 ratio Remove existing invasive plant species Maintain or enhance quality of the stormwater run-off Minimize changes to adjacent parks Capilano River Near 21 st Street Intersection Near Highway 1 Ramp Intersection Some trees will need to be replaced, to permit provision of a safe side slope. The District’s guidelines for planting will be followed. ( Published in ‘Planting Criteria and Recommended Native Tree and Shrub Species for Restoration and Enhancement of Fish and Wildlife Habitat’, 1998) Toe of slope Invasive species such as this ivy should be removed. Existing undercut bank near Highway 1 ramp intersection.

11 How can your input help? What is the best time for you for construction on Capilano Road? What pedestrian and cycling connections would help? Do you have suggestions for the designers? How would you like to get updates? Work all day and get it done sooner? Work between 9:00 and 4:00 pm but take longer? Work only in the summer? To/from Capilano River Regional Park? To/from the Bowser Trail? To/from Lions Gate Bridge? To separate the bikes from the vehicles? To encourage drivers slow down? To guide strangers? District web site? ? Local newspapers? Signs posted? Twitter? Facebook? If you have comments, please complete a comment sheet. You may also submit comments on-line via Or call DNV ‘s Information Line: CALL (2255). You can also sign up for DNV’s Facebook and Twitter service. If you have comments, please complete a comment sheet. You may also submit comments on-line via Or call DNV ‘s Information Line: CALL (2255). You can also sign up for DNV’s Facebook and Twitter service.


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