The City of North Vancouver has tinkered with its traffic plan for the often jammed Cloverley neighbourhood, altering a pilot project following some forceful feedback from residents living in the affected area.
A plan proposed to begin at the end of November would have cut off right turns onto Keith Road from all but one neighbourhood street. Residents at a recent public information meeting argued that those measures were too restrictive. The revised plan (see graphic above), set to run as a pilot project starting this month through May 2020, will keep existing right turn restrictions onto Keith Road between 3 and 6 p.m. on weekdays and add in several other physical restrictions to surrounding streets.
The new restrictions include centreline delineators on Hendry Avenue between East 6th Street and East 4th Street which will eliminate left turns onto Cloverley and Shavington; making the laneway north of Fourth Street one way westbound; and physically restricting right turns onto Keith Road from Heywood Street.
The Cloverley neighbourhood often becomes jammed when bridge traffic backs up and commuters start looking for ways to save a few minutes by skirting around clogged arterial roadways. The changes are meant to restrict access to the neighbourhood for drivers looking for a shortcut while still providing access for residents who live there. City staff will re-evaluate the pilot project in April 2020.