Horseshoe Bay Streetscape Improvements
The Horseshoe Bay Streetscape Plan is a cohesive and unified streetscape design strategy to revitalize the commercial area of Horseshoe Bay Village, which hasn't been upgraded on a large scale since 1986. The intention is to enhance livability, strengthen economic activity and create a vibrant area where local businesses can compete with other retail centres.
The streetscape improvements will:
- help foster a unique and distinct sense of place
- create public space for programming
- prioritize pedestrian and cycling use
- increase road safety
- exemplify the District’s commitment to sustainable transportation and development
First Phase: Royal Avenue between Bruce Street and the laneway to the north, as well as adjacent portions of Bruce Street.
The Horseshoe Bay streetscape improvements will be phased over the next 3 years and will coincide with construction of the Spirit Trail. Project activities include:
- sidewalk and asphalt replacement along Royal Avenue
- repaving of the pedestrian area on Bruce Street
- new, brighter street lighting
- installation of an electric vehicle charging station at the corner of Bruce Street and Royal Avenue
- replacement of cherry trees with native trees that are better suited to a marine environment and will not disturb pavement, decreasing tripping hazards and maintenance