Age Friendly Transportation Plan

Age Friendly Transportation Plan

Age Friendly Transportation
Simply put, the Age-Friendly Transportation Plan it is an over-arching guide that seeks to improve all aspects of the transportation network for persons of all ages and abilities. This can include nature trails, sidewalks and crossings, cycling paths, traffic speeds, public transit, and much more...

This plan reviewed and updated every two to three years to account for completed projects, new projects and changing conditions. In the time since the Age-Friendly Transportation Plan and the Cycling Plan were adopted, the Town has implemented several of the priority projects in each plan.

A key component of the Plan is a prioritized list of transportation projects throughout Qualicum Beach. Projects ranked as the highest priority are those that will best achieve the Town’s objectives for mobility and safety, and provide the greatest “return on investment.” These priorities provide a basis for Town staff, decision makers, stakeholders and others to plan, budget and implement transportation projects.

What is "Age-Friendly"
Although the focus in developing an Age-Friendly Transportation Plan may be improving safety and mobility for seniors, the plan also considers all vulnerable road users of all ages, including:

  • Seniors
  • Children and youth
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Pedestrians
  • Cyclists

The Plan So Far

  • Plan Introduced - 2013
  • Plan Updated - 2014 with an update of priorities and new projects
  • Plan Updated - 2016 with an update of priorities and new projects
  • Plan Updated - 2017 with new projects and the 2009 Cycling Plan
  • Plan Updated - 2019 - September 30, 2019 - see here for the event details

Current Projects

Completed Projects

  • Pedestrian countdown displays at corner of Memorial/Fern
  • Overhead illuminated crosswalk on Fern Road at Qualicum Food
  • Pedestrian-activated flashing lights at crosswalks on Village Way at Hemsworth Rd and at Qualicum Rd
  • Pedestrian-activated flashing lights on Highway 19A at Bay Street
  • Pedestrian-activated flashing lights at Memorial Ave at Garden Rd, with new curb extensions
  • Pedestrian-activated flashing lights at Laburnum Road at Claymore Rd
  • Village Way and Crescent Rd intersections realigned at Memorial Ave
  • Right turn lane from eastbound Village Way to eastbound Hwy 19A reconfigured to increase stop sign compliance and reduce the potential for rear-end collisions
  • Median island on Berwick Road at Veterans Way to increase crosswalk visibility, provide a refuge for pedestrians, and reduce speeds of vehicles turning at the intersection
  • Westbound left turn lane on Rupert Rd at Berwick Rd to accommodate motorists travelling to fire hall
  • Dollymount Trail multi-use pathway between Berwick Road & Qualicum Road opened
  • Multi-use pathway constructed between Laburnum Rd and Hoylake Rd W, along the north side of the E&N rail line
  • Multi-use pathway on Memorial Ave between Crescent Rd and Elizabeth Ave (just south of Highway 19A).

Resource Materials

Upcoming Events
Age-Friendly Transport Plan Update - Sept 30 - Click here for the Presentation Notes

Contacts
Luke Sales, MCIP, RPP
Director of Planning
Ph: 250.752.6921
lsales@qualicumbeach.com

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