The City of Maple Ridge has completed a corridor study which considered traffic and transportation concerns along 123 Avenue, from 203 Street to 216 Street. The feasibility study of potential road improvements and the resulting options have been proposed and supported by the Neighbourhood Transportation Advisory Committee (NTAC).
Two Information Sessions were held in 2016 (as noted below) where these proposed options were presented and feedback was solicited.
123 Avenue between 203 Street and Laity Street
The Information Session was held March 9, 2016 at Laity View Elementary School. View the Display Boards presented. Feedback from the Information Session indicated interest in both proposals, lane width narrowing and protected bike lane. Given this high level of interest, the City completed a further evaluation of the protected bike lane concepts.
A second Information Session was held on August 1, 2017 in City Hall foyer. View the Display Boards and Concepts presented.
The protected bike lane concept is not intended to take precedence over traffic calming, but rather to present another option that would meet the goals to calm traffic along the corridor but also accommodate a Triple A (All Ages and Ability) cycling facility.
City staff are currently reviewing feedback from the very well attended Information Session.
123 Avenue between Laity Street and 216 Street
The Information Session was held March 10, 2016 at Laity View Elementary School. View the Display Boards presented. The next steps will be the installation of temporary measures, per the proposed plan.
An interim intersection button has been installed at the intersection of 123 Avenue and Creston Street. This will encourage slower travel speeds on 123 Avenue.
Funding for the proposed total road reconstruction and corridor improvements has been included in the 2017-2021 Financial Plan.