City of North Van changes traffic plan to stop short-cutting through Cloverley

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.

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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. 


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