It was just beautiful weather for a walk on the Seaside Greenway on the southside of False Creek between the Granville and Cambie Street bridges. The City of Vancouver has implemented improvements here to separate people using the walkway from the folks cycling through. The city has used a strip of concrete to provide bifurcation guidance, and placed benches, lighting and signage to indicate which side is to be used based upon your mode of transportation. This section is north of Millbank Lane.
The walking section of the greenway next to the water was extremely busy and at times physical distancing was a challenge. Cycling traffic was fast and light in terms of volume.
A report to Council in 2016 identifies this section of seawall as being highly used, but at that time quite narrow. In this approved plan walkers and cyclists were separated, uneven surfaces removed, and the area revamped to make access easier with an All-Ages-and-Abilities target for cycling.
The City’s report states that this section of seawall is a regional as well as a local destination and in one study found 2,000 to 3,600 people walking and 1,800 to 2,500 people riding bicycles in a twelve hour study. But on a sunny warm evening, would it have worked better if the bollards could be shifted to allow more people room for walking and physical distancing in this pandemic time?