Councillor Tony Vallente sends in this post from the City of North Vancouver, in anticipation of the new RapidBus service to Moodyville and through CNV.  Click title for helpful illustration  

As previously suggested in Dan Ross’s post More than Enough in Moodyville, a multi-year transformation is underway in the North Vancouver.  The arrival of the Marine Drive RapidBus delayed from Spring 2019 to early 2020 is very much underway.

A complete street is taking place on East 3rd Avenue in the City of North Vancouver, with space allocated for walking on sidewalks, a Mobility Lane, a dedicated bus lane (currently used as parking, all hail Shoup!), and a lane for cars.

A Mobility Lane is CNV lingo for a space that serves bikes, electric mobility devices, e-scooters, and probably other stuff we do not know will exist in the near future. (Councillors McIlroy and I passed a motion in July asking staff to prioritize segments of the City’s AAA cycling network as Mobility Lanes.)

The City of North Vancouver has been very diligent about attaining adequate space along the East 3rd corridor for years and that vision is now coming to fruition as the new Moodyville will be well served by RapidBus and also have space for alternate modes.

If the change in Moodyville to complete streets seems insufficient, look at Chesterfield at 3rd Street where a new development included a segment of off road. This is the new standard for bike routes in the City.  As more people use them with an increasingly diverse number of transportation devices, we can expect the outcry for a more complete transportation network to grow.

Transportation options in North Vancouver are beginning to be plentiful.

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  1. If you care about mobility in North Van check out our upcoming November 4th Council Meeting Agenda package item 5. The City of North Vancouver will consider this motion:

    THAT Council endorse the Corridor Prioritization Framework, as outlined in the report, to guide AAA mobility lane infrastructure investment decisions;

    THAT Council direct staff to proceed with the phased implementation of the Recommended Priority Corridors, following the Planning and Implementation Strategy process, as outlined in the report;

    AND THAT the planning and design for these priority AAA mobility lane corridors consider opportunities to accommodate the needs and abilities for other nonpedestrian and non-auto modes of travel, including but not limited to: electric bicycles, scooters and skateboards.

    https://www.cnv.org/your-government/council-meetings

    We are on the verge of a transportation transformation – my goal is to help the City be a leader in alternatives, as a means of dealing with the North Shore’s legendary congestion while promoting health and fun for our citizens.

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