The safety improvements in Stanley Park Causeway, sparked by the death of a 61-year-old woman, have been completed.
The $7 million dollar project began last September, after a woman was struck and killed in 2013 when she collided with a pedestrian, fell into traffic, and was hit by a bus.
The new upgrades include fencing on both sides and widening of the sidewalks.
The East Side of the causeway is now a Multi-Use Pathway for both cyclists and pedestrians, and the West Side is now a Cycling-Only Pathway.
Erin O’Melinn from HUB Cycling says the project was a victory for them.
“I think it’s an important win, part of ungapping the map of the cycling network, and we encourage people to go out and try it.”
O’Melinn says close to 2,200 cyclists and hundreds of pedestrians use the lanes each day during the summer, so she’s glad the popular causeway will be safer.