Tomorrow, Vancouver City Council will receive a report from engineering about public engagement on proposed improvements to the Granville Bridge that would add safe, accessible facilities for cycling and walking, and connect up to similar facilities at either end.
What might that look like? Details aside, we already know the likely, big picture outcomes — you can see them on Burrard Bridge, and most recently, on Cambie Bridge.
Speaking of which, our friends at small places have a new before and after video called Cambie Connected: Cycling Smithe, Nelson, Beatty, and the Bridge. So yes, this is what the City of Vancouver now does with over-built bridges, from outdated eras, that are under-utilized and insufficient for the needs of the present day — repurpose them for more people to get around in more ways. And you can see, the results are transformative.
Can you even imagine Granville Bridge becoming as connected and accessible as the Burrard and Cambie bridges have just become?
Oh right — you can: