Date: Sunday September 30, 2018
Location: 101 Avenue and 67 Street
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The 101 Avenue Corridor Study established a vision for the future of 101 Avenue identifying options for land use changes, street design and community programming, and recommending specific actions to realize the area's potential.
At the meeting Councillors passed a motion to direct administration to:
Bring forward a capital profile for consideration to advance the planning and design, in accordance with Capital Governance Policy C591, as part of the 2019-2022 Capital Budget, and include the incremental costs above the arterial renewal investments related to the proposed infrastructure improvements included in the 101 Avenue Planning Study.
Provide a report on opportunities to advance short-term actions to move the vision forward prioritizing active transportation including how the 101 Avenue Corridor could become a "main street" as part of the Complete Streets Policy.
City staff will share proposed actions at the Fun on 101 Ave community event. The proposed actions will be presented to Council’s Urban Planning Committee in November as well as information on the capital profile and main streets.
Administration is exploring the feasibility of actions that improve active transportation. The feasibility of potential actions was assessed using the following criteria:
Aligns with the vision and recommendations of the Corridor Study
Be implementable within the short term (1 to 2 years)
Provides a functional improvement for active modes
Funding for implementation is available within existing budgets
Community led initiatives can reasonably be fundraised for by the community
Possible actions could include:
Repurposing city owned right of way to increase space on sidewalks to better buffer pedestrians
Updating placement of bus stop amenities
Adding curb ramps to provide barrier free access
Adding curb extensions to improve pedestrian crossings
Updating or replacing pedestrian crossing signage
Repainting existing marked crossings and assessing locations for new marked crossings
Testing the closure of one-way (westbound) vehicle access to 101 Avenue from 50 Street
Testing the closure of excess driveway accesses that cross sidewalks
Supporting community led initiatives to sponsoring street furniture/beautification, or pop up bike lanes for community led special events
The completed 101 Avenue Corridor Study (27MB), includes recommendations on how to improve 101 Avenue. It also includes history on 101 Avenue, background on the community’s desire to shape the future of 101 Avenue and a glossary to help understand the various planning terms.
The Engagement Summary includes details on the various public engagement activities conducted during the study. The report includes a Water Network Upgrade plan to support the future development on 101 Avenue.