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.
|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.