Saanich seeking public input on new design for Shelbourne Street
September 27, 2016
Saanich, BC – Saanich has developed a new design option for the future of Shelbourne Street and is now seeking comments from the public.
Earlier this year, two options for short-term mobility improvements on Shelbourne Street were presented for public review. Based on feedback received, a refined option – available online starting today - has been developed to address key issues identified by the community.
New design highlights:
- New high quality bike facilities for the entire street, including physical separation from vehicle traffic for over 50% of the route
- Significant pedestrian improvements, including 2.3km of upgraded sidewalks and shorter crossing distances at major intersections
- Improved left turn vehicle access in many locations, providing better access to businesses and residences
- Improvements to transit waiting areas
The public is invited to join Saanich staff at two open houses to review the new design in more detail and provide feedback:
- Saturday, October 1 2016; 2 – 6 p.m. at Gordon Head Recreation Centre
- Monday, October 3 2016; 7 – 9 p.m. Doncaster Elementary School
- Saanich has developed an action plan for the Shelbourne Valley to guide land use and transportation decisions over the next 30 years.
- The last step in finalizing this plan is to determine short-term actions that aim to create a balanced mobility network for all users and to improve the street as a community space.
- Public comments were received on two initial design options presented in February and March of this year.
- Council will use this final round of public feedback to help them decide which short-term actions to implement.
- Council’s decision will then be incorporated into a final Shelbourne Valley Action Plan.
To complete the survey, view virtual opens houses and watch videos of the design option, visit: Saanich.ca/shelbourne