The City of Richmond is seeking public input on the expansion of the bike lane network

Significant new bike paths are being considered in the city of Richmond to fill gaps in the bike network, and this is now up for public consultation.

Based on input from an initial public consultation earlier this year, the municipality has identified six potential high-priority routes for implementation in the short term.

Improved and expanded north-south routes will include Road No. 3, which stretches from Sea Island Way to Steveston Highway, and the entire lengths of Garden City Road and Gilbert Road, while west-east routes will include River Road from West Dyke to Canada Line Bridge cycle path, Westminster Highway from No. 1 Road to Shell Road and Blundell Road from Crabapple Ridge Neighborhood Bike Route to Sidaway Road.

These proposed six priority routes were determined on the basis of four criteria: connectivity, utility and convenience, community support and social equality.

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Proposed priority bike path routes in Richmond. Click on the image for an enlarged version. (City of Richmond)

Input collected on these routes will lead to execution between the fall of 2021 and the spring of 2022, with city staff determining the implementation strategy.

The online survey, which now runs through November 30, 2021, also asks residents to provide feedback on broader improvements to the bike network, such as identifying other places in the city where improvements should be made.

Richmond’s overall plan provides a vision for how the future bicycle network will expand over time.

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