Changes for Jasper Avenue
Changes to the current design of the avenue are planned in order to truly make Jasper Avenue into a main street. These changes include features that rebalance the space on the avenue to a pedestrian priority, while accommodating all other travel modes. They also support the dual function of a main street as a destination and link.
During the design demo, the current outside peak hour bus/off peak hour parking lanes were closed to vehicle traffic via barriers. The space from these lanes was instead used to create additional public space in the form of ‘flex space'.
Other features that were a part of the design demo include:
- Public animation stations and parklets
- Curb extensions at intersections
- Pedestrian crossings at every intersection
- Street furnishing and resting areas
- Trees and landscaping