To make it easy for people to choose the bicycle as a way to get from “A” to “B”, you start by planning a network; step two is safe and effective infrastructure.
Vancouver’s 10th Avenue corridor spans Victoria Drive in the east to Trafalgar Street in the west, and connects to several north-south bike routes, like busy-busy Ontario, Heather, Cypress and the Arbutus Greenway.
The corridor sees around 500,000 bike trips per year, a good portion of which passes through the hospital precinct between Heather and Oak streets, which now has mostly-completed separated cycling and walking paths.
Here’s a gallery of some of the facility.
As usual, click any image to see a large size version.
Things to note:
- separated bike lanes (and bike flow control at Oak & 10th)
- pedestrian markings
- motor vehicle zones for drop-offs (note wheelchair accessibility via ramped designs)
- sidewalk markings for visual emphasis (orange with raised texture)
- protective bollards to help reduce motor vehicle threats