Road Closure for Social Distancing on Beach Ave from Hornby St to Park Lane.
Beach Ave from Hornby St to Park Lane.
Apr 8, 2020 - Mar 31, 2021
Eastbound lanes are closed to all vehicles; westbound lanes are open from Stanley Park to Hornby St.
- Follow the detour signs
- Access to residences is maintained going westbound
- Residential parking is maintained on the north side of Beach Avenue where possible
- The #23 Main Street Station bus going eastbound will detour on Davie St
Our goal is to give residents of the West End room to safely access the outdoors. These measures are not intended to promote social gatherings of non-local residents.
Closure continues as part of restart plan:
On April 9, 2020, the City temporarily closed the eastbound lanes of Beach Avenue to vehicles between Hornby Street and Park Lane for residents to be able to walk, bike, and roll while keeping 2 m apart as part of our Room to Move initiative. Beach Avenue is currently the busiest cycling route in Vancouver.
In Phase Three of BC's Restart Plan, we are continuing initiatives that provide additional space for people to exercise and access services.
Given the high volume of users and the recent increases in active COVID-19 cases in Vancouver, staff are exploring modifications to Beach Avenue to reduce the maintenance effort and improve access by walking, cycling, and transit.