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Oct 03, 2017 Return to Headlines

Feedback Presented on Pipeline Road Design

by Michelle Frilund |

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 3, 2017 – The feedback is in on Coquitlam’s recent Pipeline Road design consultation, and the results indicate resident support for improvements along the route.

Pipeline Road is an arterial roadway in the City Centre and an important gateway to Town Centre Park, as well as a frequent route for residents traveling to Northeast Coquitlam. The City is looking at options to “complete the street” by improving walking and cycling facilities, user safety, and reducing vehicle travel times.

Earlier this year, City staff invited input from residents on the future design of Pipeline Road with consultation focused on the section from Guildford Way to David Avenue. The consultation was held in conjunction with the Town Centre Park Master Plan consultation, given the overlaps between the two projects, with staff for both projects working closely together. 

A number of residents attended information sessions in Town Centre Park to learn more about the Pipeline Road design project. In addition, nearly 200 participants completed the project survey, with feedback generally indicating a need for a wider road with additional lanes, dedicated turning lanes, improved crosswalks and sidewalks, as well as enhanced landscaping. 

Seventy-five per cent of respondents ranked sidewalks as the most important or second most important street feature, while 49 per cent of participants ranked additional vehicle lanes as the most important or second most important feature.

Next steps in the re-design of Pipeline Road include further phases of public consultation around options and evaluation, and preferred design. Staff anticipates having a preferred concept presented to Council in 2018, with construction to be scheduled for 2019.

For more information, including the complete report presented to Council, visit www.coquitlam.ca/pipelineroad.

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Media contact:
Carlos Perez
Manager, Transportation Planning
604-927-4303
cperez@coquitlam.ca