The final Rainway concept design is here!

In November 2021, we presented 4 street layout and 3 green rainwater infrastructure concept designs for the St. George Rainway and asked you to tell us your preferences.

The preferred street layout option was Option 1: Car-free space at Broadway and between 6th Ave. and 7th Ave.

The preferred green rainwater infrastructure concept was Concept A: Flow

The options presented in fall 2021 are shared in the engagement results.

Final Concept Design

Using your feedback, the City of Vancouver has developed a final Rainway concept design that reflects the vision, values and ideas shared by the community. Street space is being re-allocated to support rainwater management, urban nature, and improved opportunities to walk, bike and roll.

An outdoor plaza area with seating, beside a rain garden. A two-way cycling route with cyclists are on the far right side. A green space along side a curved sidewalk. To the left, there is a small seating area with people sitting on two chairs. A rain garden with a sidewalk through the middle. A road with cyclists and cars sharing space on the right.
St. George Street between Broadway and the lane will be closed to vehicle traffic. A new public plaza is proposed in this space with seating areas and public artwork created by Engineering Artist-in-residence Holly Schmidt St. George Street between 6th and 7th avenue will be a car-free space. This area will provide added green space, small seating areas, and outdoor learning opportunities. St. George Street between 8th to 7th Ave., and 6th to 5th Ave. will change to one way vehicle traffic southbound. A two-way local bikeway to be added to St. George Street between E 6th Ave. and Broadway.

See all the details by checking out our design boards:

How did we do?

We will be collecting feedback on the final concept design though a survey, available online from April 1- April 30.

This will be the final chance for the community to comment on the St. George Rainway design. Feedback from this phase will be incorporated into a detailed design, with construction of the Rainway anticipated to start in early 2023.

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