Eagle Harbour Traffic Calming – Summer 2017

After more than a year of lobbying the District of West Vancouver, we’re pleased to announce that some major traffic calming changes are on the way. If you live near the school, or have concerns about traffic in the area, please come to an information session at EHMS on December 7th, from 6 to 8 PM.  From the District website:

To address the need for traffic calming and to ensure a safe environment for pedestrians to cross Marine Drive as well as Westport Road, the District is proposing to install the following improvements:

  • a concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk on the east side of Marine Drive from Westport Road to Keith Road for drop off/pick up.
  • a layby on the east side of Marine Drive from Westport Road to Keith Road will provide a safe location for pick up and drop off of pedestrians.
  • bump-outs to reduce the walk distance at crosswalks. This implementation supports pedestrian safety by reducing the distance that pedestrians are in the roadway.
  • traffic calming measures along Westport Road to encourage drivers to reduce their speed.
  • user activated RRFB (Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon) at the crosswalk along Marine Drive directly across Gallagher Place/Westport Road.

This project is anticipated to be completed during the Summer of 2017 and will take approximately six weeks for completion.