The project extends along Guildford Way from the Port Moody border to Pinetree Way. It will provide an upgrade to the existing painted bicycle lane by providing users protection from vehicles through physically-separated micromobility (cycling) lanes.
The project will be completed in two phases:
Phase 1:Port Moody border to Johnson Street will take place this year (2023). As part of this phase:
New concrete curbs will be installed to provide a buffer between vehicle traffic and the micromobility (bike) lane;
Lane changes and intersection markings; and,
Sidewalk improvements from Guildford Way to Eagle Ridge Elementary school on Falcon Drive.
Timeline: Lil Bear Contracting Corp. Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 5 with completion in September.
Phase 2:Johnson Street to Pinetree Way is planned for 2024 – this will provide connections to existing multi-use pathways along Pinetree Way and Guildford Way around Town Centre Park:
Raised protected microbility bike lanes will be installed between new curb and concrete sidewalks;
Planted boulevard and landscaping;
Lane changes; and,
New street lighting and traffic signal improvements.
This will provide connections to existing multi-use pathways along Pinetree Way and Guildford Way around Town Centre Park.
A future phase (phase 3) will continue the separated micromobility lanes up to Pipeline Road.
Micromobility is more than just bikes – it refers to a range of low- to medium-speed transportation devices that are people or electric powered including bikes, e-scooters and skateboards.
Micromobility is an emerging and important part of transportation options either for standalone trips, or at the beginning or end of transit trips. This is especially true in transit-oriented development areas such as City Centre and Burquitlam-Lougheed.
With e-scooters allowed for use in Coquitlam as part of a provincial pilot project, they and e-bikes have the potential to help navigate Coquitlam’s challenging terrain, and provide another sustainable transportation option for residents and visitors.
Continued micromobility integration will be addressed as part of the City’s E-Mobility Strategy, currently in development, along with the update to the Strategic Transportation Plan.