A safety review nominated for a Transportation of Canada 2015 Decade of Action Road Safety Award proposed an innovative design solution to the downtown portion of the 102 Avenue that would move the cycling facility to the southside of the corridor.
The safety review, conducted in late 2014, identified a number of concerns with the approved concept plan for the 102 Avenue corridor which needed to accommodate two LRT tracks, station platforms, a two-way bike facility, an eastbound traffic lane and be safe for pedestrians.
The road safety review proposed a redesigned corridor that maintained the important multi-modal nature of 102 Avenue and increased safety for all road users. The proposed concept plan included:
- A southside two-way cycle track
- A northside two-way LRT
- A centre-running one-way motor vehicle travel
- Sidewalks on both sides
Map - 102 Avenue Concept Plan
The 102 Avenue corridor multimodal concept plan underwent further stages of detailed design and was then submitted to the firm awarded the P3 contract for the construction of the Valley Line LRT.
Construction of this portion of the 102 Avenue bike route will occur along with the construction of the Valley LRT.
The 102 Avenue bikeway from 107 Street to 111 Street will undergo further stages of public consultation to develop an appropriate design connecting the two cycle track designs now proposed for each end of bikeway. The 102 Avenue bikeway from 96 to 99 Street is being designed in conjunction with the Quarters project.